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Oklahoma Superstar Trae Young's 22 Assists Tonight Tie NCAA Record

Trae Young driving to the basket in a game between Oklahoma and USC.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Trae Young #11 of the Oklahoma Sooners drives on Jonah Mathews #2 of the USC Trojans in an 85-83 Sooner win during the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center on December 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Trae Young had 26 points and 22 assists for Oklahoma tonight in the Sooners' 105-68 win over Northwestern State. That second stat tied an NCAA Division I record.

Trae Young has been one of the most impressive players in all of college basketball as a true freshman this season.

On December 8, Young dropped 29 points and nine assists in a win over No. 25 USC, and after an eight-day break, he followed it up with 29 and 10 in a win over No. 3 Wichita State on Saturday.

Oklahoma didn't face a ranked team tonight, but Young still dazzled, and tied an NCAA Division I hoops record in the process, with 22 assists to go with 26 points on the night. Entering the day, he leads all of DI basketball in scoring, and is third in assists.

Young ties three other former college basketball players, each of whom put up 22 in the late 1980s. You'll probably recognize two of the names. Charleston Southern's Tony Fairley was the first to do it against Armstrong Atlantic in 1987. The next year, Avery Johnson dropped 22 dimes for Southern against Texas Southern. He went on to a 16-year NBA career, and coached the Dallas Mavericks, the New Jersey and Brooklyn Nets, and is now head coach at Alabama. The most recent player with 22 assists in a night before Young was Syracuse star Sherman Douglas in 1989 against Providence.

The No. 17 Sooners are now 9-1 behind Trae Young, who averages 28.8 points and 8.9 assists per game. They next hit the court against Northwestern on Friday.