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7-1, 1st in Big 12
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The most exciting players in college basketball

The argument about the best player in college basketball will go on all season. But it's already clear which players are the most exciting. We go through the list, starting, of course, with Deandre Ayton and Collin Sexton.

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Trae Young's star turn and other surprises in this freshman class

We expected Trae Young to be good at Oklahoma, but leading the country in scoring? He is the biggest freshman surprise so far this season, but who else has exceeded expectations and who so far hasn't lived up to the billing?

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Trae Young tonight: 28 points, five rebounds, eight assists.

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State of the conferences: Big 12

As the 2017-18 college basketball season gets underway, let's pause to consider the status of each major conference. Right now, the Big 12 looks deep.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma's Trae Young is putting up outrageous numbers to start his career. Just had 43 points and seven assists to beat Oregon. Went for 33 points and eight assists on Friday.

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Young pops for 33 points as Oklahoma beats Portland 93-71

Trae Young scored 18 of his 33 points during Oklahoma's big first half, Khadeem Lattin added 19 points and 16 rebounds, and the Sooners pulled away in the final five minutes to beat Portland 93-71 on Friday in the consolation bracket of the PK80...

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Arkansas beats Oklahoma 92-83 (1:54)
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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Oklahoma frosh Trae Young has deep range. One of best freshmen in country.

Randy L. Rasmussen
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80 for 80: Everything you need to know about PK80

The field is loaded: Duke, UNC, Michigan State, Gonzaga and more. There are two brackets with names like Bagley, Bridges and Bamba. We give you a full rundown (yes, 80 things!) to set up a March-like event in November.

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Big 12 preview: The Kansas problem

Every year the question is asked: Is this the season someone knocks Kansas off the top spot? And every year, for 13 seasons, the answer has been no. So is this the season? Well, no, and that's an issue for the Big 12.

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Meet Oklahoma's freshman phenom Trae Young (0:59)
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Holly Rowe ESPN Reporter 

Big 12 Basketball Media Day was so much fun! Got to meet Oklahoma freshman phenom, Trae Young. He taught me the #TraeYoungChallenge. There is a chance it didn't go well.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma's Trae Young said he has relied on friendships with other five-star freshmen — Mohamed Bamba at Texas and Michael Porter Jr. at Missouri — to help him manage high expectations ahead of his debut season of college.

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Trae Young wants to be Oklahoma's hometown hero

Trae Young could have played college basketball just about anywhere, but he chose to stay close to home. Even his dad wasn't sure about that at first. The five-star point guard wants to lead a revival of "Sooner Magic" in Norman.

Team Stats

Points Per Game93.33rd
Rebounds Per Game40.6Tied-33rd
Assists Per Game18.318th
Points Allowed80.1307th

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record41-30
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances30