Oklahoma big winner after topping No. 3 Wichita State; Florida, Florida State losers – CBSSports.com
Saturday’s slate of college hoops was littered with upsets, as five top-25 teams fell to unranked foes. Stealing the show was unranked Oklahoma, which marched into Wichita State and topped the third-ranked Shockers 91-83. The Sooners (8-1) rode the hot hand of super frosh Trae Young to a convincing win, and will likely see their name appear in the rankings on Monday.
The day also saw two previously unbeaten teams fall in Florida State and Georgetown — to Oklahoma State and Syracuse, respectively. The Seminoles fell in the final seconds to the Cowboys and Syracuse topped the Hoyas in an overtime thriller to cap a game that began with a thud and finished with a bang.
With that in mind, let’s sort out the winners from the losers in a wacky day of college hoops.
The Sooners marched into Wichita and drubbed the Shockers. Despite the close final 91-83 tally, they led for 36 minutes and 11 seconds of a possible 40 minutes, and ballooned their lead to as many as 18 midway through the second half.
Behind true freshman Trae Young, who finished with 29 points and 10 assists, the Sooners held off a late Shockers surge and notched a massive resume booster in the process. Before Saturday, OU projected as a tournament team, and a win over the third-ranked team only strengthens its budding resume that also includes wins over Southern California and Oregon. Saturday’s outcome proved that OU is not only a tourney team, but one that deserves some thought as a sleeper in the Big 12 title race, too — especially when Young is playing at the top of his game.
Not much has been made of John Calipari’s Wildcats this season given its extreme youth and lack