Virginia, OU meet in Second Round
No. 9 seed Oklahoma (20-13) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (30-3)
NCAA Tournament Second Round, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina; Sunday, 6:45 p.m. EDT
Hot-shooting Oklahoma beats Ole Miss 95-72 in NCAAs
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine days off, a few good practices and shootarounds, and suddenly Oklahoma looks like a new team.
The ninth-seeded Sooners used a balanced attack, with four players...
West Virginia beats Oklahoma 72-71 in Big 12 tourney
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jermaine Haley thought West Virginia was only up two when Oklahoma's Christian James knocked down what appeared to be a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the first round of the...
WVU, OU meet in Big 12 tourney
No. 10 seed West Virginia (12-19, 4-14) vs. No. 7 seed Oklahoma (19-12, 7-11)
Big 12 Conference Tourney First Round, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
OU faces tough test vs No. 18 Kansas State
Oklahoma (19-11, 7-10) vs. No. 18 Kansas State (23-7, 13-4)
Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 18 Kansas State presents a tough challenge...
OU faces tough test vs No. 13 Kansas
No. 13 Kansas (22-7, 11-5) vs. Oklahoma (18-11, 6-10)
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 Kansas presents a tough challenge for Oklahoma....
WVU looks to sweep OU
West Virginia (11-17, 3-12) vs. Oklahoma (17-11, 5-10)
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma seeks revenge on West Virginia after dropping...
OU seeks revenge on Iowa State
Oklahoma (17-10, 5-9) vs. Iowa State (19-8, 8-6)
James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Iowa State goes for the season sweep over Oklahoma after winning...
Texas looks to sweep OU
Texas (15-11, 7-6) vs. Oklahoma (16-10, 4-9)
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas goes for the season sweep over Oklahoma after winning the...
James scores 21, leads Oklahoma past Vanderbilt 86-55
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — There was no sluggish start or big deficit for Oklahoma to overcome this time.
Christian James scored 21 points to help the Sooners roll past Vanderbilt 86-55 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Oklahoma rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat Oklahoma State 70-61 on Wednesday. Determined to avoid a similar situation against Vanderbilt, the Sooners took control with a 19-0 run over a 5:35 stretch in the first half to take a 33-16 lead, and the rout was on.
Doolittle scores 16, leads No. 23 Oklahoma past Oklahoma St.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's defense showed up as usual, and it did just enough on the other end.
Kristian Doolittle had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 23 Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 74-64 on Saturday.
Oklahoma State, which entered the day leading the Big 12 in 3-point percentage at 39 percent, went 6 of 26 from long range. The Cowboys shot just 34 percent overall.
Oklahoma gets past Northwestern 76-69 in OT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Kristian Doolittle scored three straight key baskets late in overtime, and Oklahoma defeated Northwestern 76-69 on Friday night for its seventh straight win.
Doolittle, who finished with a team-leading 14 points, connected on layups 50 seconds apart, then added a close-in jumper with 19 seconds left in overtime to make it 74-69. Miles Reynolds sealed it with layup with three seconds remaining.
Manek scores 18, helps Oklahoma hold off Creighton 83-70
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's quality depth overwhelmed Creighton.
Brady Manek matched a season-high with 18 points, and the Sooners defeated the Bluejays 83-70 on Tuesday night.
It was a typical balanced effort for the Sooners. Christian James had his fourth straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, Kristian Doolittle and Rashard Odomes registered season highs with 13 points apiece and Miles Reynolds also scored 13 for the Sooners (10-1).
Reynolds, Oklahoma stifle USC in 81-70 win
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Miles Reynolds scored a season-high 20 points, Christian James added 16 points and 15 rebounds and Oklahoma maintained its stifling defense in an 81-70 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.
Oklahoma (9-1) held the Trojans to 34.8 percent shooting (23 of 66) and forced 18 turnovers.
Reynolds, a graduate transfer from Pacific, has scored 14 or more in four of the last five games after not exceeding 12 in the first five.
Oklahoma beats Notre Dame, 85-80 to open the Jimmy V Classic
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Brey couldn't help but be envious.
He watched as Lon Kruger was able to depend on experienced players in the late moments of a close contest.
It was a luxury Brey had not so long ago.
"An older team played older tonight," Brey said after Oklahoma outlasted Notre Dame, 85-80, in the first game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
"Oklahoma is an older group and they played older than us."
Manek scores 18, leads Oklahoma past Wofford 75-64
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Last season, Trae Young's greatness overshadowed Brady Manek's strong freshman year.
With Young now in the NBA, Manek is breaking out. He had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Oklahoma defeat Wofford 75-64 in its home opener on Sunday afternoon.
Manek grabbed double-digit rebounds for the third straight game. The sophomore forward had 11 points and five rebounds in the second half and helped establish an aggressive mentality.
James, Calixte lead Oklahoma past UTSA 87-67
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger got a lot accomplished in the Sooners' first road trip of the season.
The veteran coach helped some old friends, his team bonded during a week on the road and, most importantly, Oklahoma opened the season with two blowout victories.
Christian James scored 24 points, Aaron Calixte had 18 and the Sooners overcame an early challenge to beat UTSA 87-67 on Monday night.
James’ career-high 29 leads Oklahoma past Texas RGV 91-76
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Christian James scored a career-high 29 points to help Oklahoma defeat Texas Rio Grande Valley 91-76 on Friday night.
"I just think it was the shootaround this morning," James said. "Got some good food in me, got a good lunch. Just preparation for the game. Just trying to focus and lock in on every play."
Aaron Calixte scored 15 points and Brady Manek had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Sooners in their season opener.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brady Manek's strong freshman season was largely overlooked while the college basketball world was enamored with his Oklahoma teammate Trae Young.
The 6-foot-9 forward was Oklahoma's No. 3 scorer last season with 10.2 points per game. Now that Young has left for the NBA, Manek will be depended upon more.
"I feel like people really sleep on Brady," Oklahoma guard Christian James said Thursday morning after a conditioning session. "He's going to have a great year."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — No. 7 seed Rhode Island (25-7) vs. No. 10 seed Oklahoma (18-13)
Second round, Midwest Region; Pittsburgh; 12:15 p.m. EDT.
BOTTOM LINE: The Rams have reached the NCAAs in consecutive years for only the second time in program history. The Sooners and star freshman Trae Young stumbled down the stretch in the Big 12 and their surprising at-large bid provided the critics with plenty of fodder. There's only one way to quiet them.
Young’s 15 lead Oklahoma past Iowa State 81-60
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — If this was Trae Young's last home game for Oklahoma, he went out a winner.
Young had 15 points and six assists to help Oklahoma defeat Iowa State 81-60 on Friday night. The freshman who leads the nation in scoring and assists is projected to be a high draft pick if he leaves school. He has said he will sit down with his family after the season to make a decision.
Young’s 28 help Oklahoma top Kansas State, end 6-game skid
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Trae Young's entertaining act wasn't translating into wins for Oklahoma, and desperation had set in.
Finally, a more collective effort helped the Sooners snap their six-game losing skid. Young scored 28 points, his teammates chipped in, and Oklahoma topped Kansas State 86-77 on Saturday.
Young’s 43 lead No. 9 Oklahoma past No. 16 TCU 102-97 in OT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma guard Christian James can't grasp what Trae Young does.
Young scored 29 of his 43 points after halftime, and No. 9 Oklahoma defeated No. 16 TCU 102-97 in overtime on Saturday.
"Sometimes you wonder, is he even human?" James said.
Young scores 31, leads No. 17 Oklahoma past Northwestern
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — After another dazzling performance, Oklahoma point guard Trae Young declared it the "best time to be a Sooner."
He might be right.
The freshman guard had 31 points and 12 assists to help 17th- ranked Oklahoma roll past Northwestern 104-78 on Friday night.
Oklahoma takes down No. 3 Wichita State 91-83
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — No one had to convince Oklahoma's players that Saturday's game at No. 3 Wichita State presented a measuring stick of sorts.
Sooners star guard Trae Young believes the 91-83 victory "will open a lot of eyes in the college basketball world," and fellow freshman Brady Manek agreed.
"That's probably the biggest crowd I've ever played in front of," Manek said. "We just showed that we can play on a big stage against a great team."
Young’s 29 points lead Oklahoma past No. 25 USC 85-83
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first month of Trae Young's college basketball career has been one superlative after another.
The freshman guard had 29 points and nine assists to help Oklahoma edge No. 25 Southern California 85-83 on Friday night in the Hall of Fame Basketball Classic tripleheader.
Young, a freshman who leads the nation in scoring, topped 28 points for the sixth straight game. He ended last month averaging 28.8 points, 8.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals.
Oklahoma signs guard Jamal Bieniemy
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has signed guard Jamal Bieniemy to a national letter of intent.
The school made the announcement in a news release on Wednesday.
ESPN and 247 Sports rate the combo guard out of Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas a four-star recruit. Both rank him as a top-25 shooting guard in the 2018 class.
James, Woodard lead Oklahoma romp past Oral Roberts, 92-66
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Christian James scored a team-high 17 points in just 22 minutes, and Jordan Woodard added 15 points as Oklahoma overcame a sluggish start to cruise past Oral Roberts, 92-66, on Wednesday night.
Oklahoma needed a strong performance following a 20-point loss to Wisconsin Saturday, and forced its in-state counterpart in the wrong direction.
Oklahoma holds off Clemson 70-64
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Woodard scored 21 points and handed out nine assists Sunday to help Oklahoma hold off Clemson 70-64 in the third-place game of the Tire Pros Invitational.
Christian James had 17 points, including three critical 3-pointers late in the game, and Kameron McGusty added 14 points for Oklahoma (3-1).
Jaron Blossomgame had 19 points for Clemson (2-2), while Sidy Djitte scored 14 to go with 14 rebounds and Marquise Reed added 10 points.