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Young's 26 help No. 12 Oklahoma top No. 5 Kansas 85-80

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trae Young vowed to make changes after his spectacular, yet inefficient game against Oklahoma State.

He wasn't kidding.

Oklahoma's fabulous freshman point guard had 26 points on just nine field goal attempts, and the 12th-ranked Sooners rallied to beat the fifth-ranked Jayhawks 85-80 on Tuesday night.

Young scored 48 points against Oklahoma State, but he took 39 shots and missed potential game-winning 3-pointers at the end of regulation and overtime in a loss . Before that, he turned the ball over 12 times in a loss to Kansas State.

''The way I played at OSU - I was overly aggressive at OSU,'' Young said. ''I think tonight, I managed the game a lot better. I got back to the way I was playing before last week and even before K-State. I managed the game a lot better and teammates did a great job of making plays, too.''

Kansas coach Bill Self was impressed with the way Young adjusted.

''Kid played great,'' Self said. ''I mean he got 26 points on nine shots. That's very impressive for a guard, and he was very under control and seemed to make the vast majority of the right plays for his team.''

Christian James scored 15 points and Brady Manek added 14 for the Sooners (15-4, 5-3 Big 12), who won their 13th straight at home.

Svi Mykhailiuk scored 24 points and Malik Newman added 20 for Kansas (16-4, 6-2), which had won five straight.

Devonte' Graham, Kansas' leading scorer, finished with 11 points on 4-of-19 shooting.

''I just missed shots,'' Graham said. ''I told the guys in the locker room that you could put this one on me because I felt like I let the team down today. I had good open shots, but I was just missing them.''

Kansas led for most of the second half before Young made two critical, unselfish plays. James' 3-pointer with 1:09 remaining on an assist from Young put the Sooners up 82-80. Manek later drained a 3-pointer, also on an assist from Young, to make it 85-80 with 25 seconds to play.

''It's in Trae's hands to make a read and decision and create,'' Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. ''We did that all night, really. He made a good play to find Christian and Christian jumped in there and knocked it down. Brady did the same thing on the next possession. Two big shots.''

Oklahoma effectively limited Kansas center Udoka Azubuike. The 7-footer scored nine points, all in the second half. He played with foul trouble and made just 1 of 7 free throws.

Oklahoma drew the second foul on Azubuike with 10:14 left in the first half and Kansas leading 19-13. The Sooners went on a 13-4 run in the next three minutes to take the lead.

The Sooners led 43-41 at halftime. Young took just four shots and had six assists before the break, and he didn't attempt a 3-pointer. Newman led Kansas with 15 points in the half and Mykhailiuk added 11. Graham was held to 7 points on 2 for 9 shooting before the break.

Azubuike made three consecutive buckets during a stretch early in the second half to give Kansas a 55-47 lead.

Oklahoma chipped away and got within striking range. The Sooners intentionally fouled Azubuike, a 41-percent free-throw shooter coming in, several times. He missed all five of his free throws in the final 3:37 to help the Sooners get back into the game.

''It was definitely frustrating because we didn't really get a chance to run anything,'' Graham said. ''But I guess it was pretty smart on them doing that.''

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The Jayhawks were two games ahead of the rest of the Big 12 in the loss column and missed a chance to take control of the conference race.

Oklahoma: The Sooners needed a win after the two road losses to unranked opponents. They also helped the rest of the league stay within range of the Jayhawks.

STAT LINES

Young's nine field-goal attempts were his fewest of the season. He had attempted at least 20 shots in each of his previous five games. He had five turnovers against the Jayhawks, down from 12 against Kansas State and seven against Oklahoma State last week. He also attempted just three 3-pointers after taking 20 against Oklahoma State and at least 10 in each of his previous five games.

COACHES VS. CANCER

Oklahoma's coaches and staff wore Nike Metcon 3 sneakers to support Suits and Sneakers Week, a Coaches vs. Cancer initiative that benefits the American Cancer Society. The National Association of Basketball Coaches is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Coaches vs. Cancer.

ROAD RUN SNAPPED

Kansas had won 10 straight true road games dating to last season.

UP NEXT

Kansas hosts Texas A&M on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Oklahoma travels to Alabama on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

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Key Players
D. Graham
4 G
T. Young
11 G
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
30.5 Pts. Per Game 30.5
9.7 Ast. Per Game 9.7
4.2 Reb. Per Game 4.2
41.1 Field Goal % 45.1
41.5 Three Point % 40.0
85.1 Free Throw % 83.6
  Defensive rebound by Christian James 5.0
  Lagerald Vick missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 11.0
  Trae Young missed 2nd of 2 free throws 11.0
  Trae Young missed 1st of 2 free throws 11.0
  Personal foul on Devonte' Graham 11.0
  Defensive rebound by Oklahoma 12.0
  Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk missed 3-pt. jump shot 14.0
+ 3 Brady Manek made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 26.0
  Defensive rebound by Brady Manek 50.0
  Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk missed 3-pt. jump shot 52.0
Team Stats
Points 80 85
Field Goals 32-71 (45.1%) 28-57 (49.1%)
3-Pointers 10-32 (31.3%) 9-23 (39.1%)
Free Throws 6-14 (42.9%) 20-25 (80.0%)
Total Rebounds 35 40
Offensive 14 8
Defensive 20 28
Team 1 4
Assists 17 14
Steals 7 6
Blocks 2 1
Turnovers 11 16
Fouls 19 21
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
26 PTS, 4 REB, 9 AST
12T
away team logo 5 Kansas 16-4 413980
home team logo 12 Oklahoma 15-4 434285
Team Stats
away team logo 5 Kansas 16-4 81.8 PPG 38.5 RPG 17.2 APG
home team logo 12 Oklahoma 15-4 88.4 PPG 42.6 RPG 15.9 APG
Key Players
10
S. Mykhailiuk G 15.6 PPG 4.0 RPG 2.7 APG 43.8 FG%
11
T. Young G 29.1 PPG 4.0 RPG 9.3 APG 43.6 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Mykhailiuk G 24 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
T. Young G 26 PTS 4 REB 9 AST
45.1 FG% 49.1
31.3 3PT FG% 39.1
42.9 FT% 80.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Mykhailiuk 35 24 5 4 1 0 2 1 9/19 6/13 0/0 2 3
M. Newman 37 20 5 1 4 0 1 1 7/12 3/5 3/3 1 4
D. Graham 40 11 7 9 1 0 2 5 4/19 1/9 2/4 4 3
U. Azubuike 22 9 6 1 1 0 1 4 4/5 0/0 1/7 3 3
L. Vick 30 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 2/6 0/4 0/0 1 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Mykhailiuk 35 24 5 4 1 0 2 1 9/19 6/13 0/0 2 3
M. Newman 37 20 5 1 4 0 1 1 7/12 3/5 3/3 1 4
D. Graham 40 11 7 9 1 0 2 5 4/19 1/9 2/4 4 3
U. Azubuike 22 9 6 1 1 0 1 4 4/5 0/0 1/7 3 3
L. Vick 30 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 2/6 0/4 0/0 1 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Lightfoot 17 8 5 1 0 2 0 2 4/6 0/1 0/0 1 4
M. Garrett 18 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 2/4 0/0 0/0 2 2
S. De Sousa 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Cunliffe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Preston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Teahan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Sosinski - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 80 34 17 7 2 11 19 32/71 10/32 6/14 14 20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Young 40 26 4 9 2 0 5 3 7/9 2/3 10/12 0 4
C. James 33 15 4 0 1 0 3 1 5/14 3/9 2/3 1 3
B. Manek 31 14 7 1 1 0 2 1 5/8 4/6 0/0 0 7
R. Odomes 28 9 3 3 0 0 0 1 1/3 0/0 7/8 2 1
K. Lattin 20 8 3 1 1 0 2 3 4/6 0/0 0/0 1 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Young 40 26 4 9 2 0 5 3 7/9 2/3 10/12 0 4
C. James 33 15 4 0 1 0 3 1 5/14 3/9 2/3 1 3
B. Manek 31 14 7 1 1 0 2 1 5/8 4/6 0/0 0 7
R. Odomes 28 9 3 3 0 0 0 1 1/3 0/0 7/8 2 1
K. Lattin 20 8 3 1 1 0 2 3 4/6 0/0 0/0 1 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. McNeace 14 6 7 0 1 1 2 3 3/6 0/0 0/1 1 6
K. McGusty 15 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2/7 0/4 1/1 0 1
H. Polla 4 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 3
K. Doolittle 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
M. Freeman 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0
J. Shepherd 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Thorpe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Geha - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Giles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Lazenby - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Streller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 85 36 14 6 1 16 21 28/57 9/23 20/25 8 28