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Ada freshman pitcher Zac Carroll had his best outing to date, and he got plenty of offensive support in the Cougars’ 14-2 rout of rival Ardmore Tuesday evening at Cougar Field.

ARDMORE – Patrick Tims clubbed a solo home run to launch the scoring in the second inning, and he finished 3-for-4 with three runs batted in and a walk in the Ada Cougars’ 12-5 victory over old rival Ardmore in a Monday road game.

STILLWATER – Jeffrey Carroll and Kendall Smith made sure their senior season at Oklahoma State didn’t end Monday night.

ROFF — The Roff Tigers had plenty of opportunities to continue their scoring barrage Tuesday afternoon against old rival Red Oak.

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NORMAN — Oklahoma star Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout freshman season that ended with him leading the nation in scoring and assists.

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  • Kyle Phillips / The Transcript
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Oklahoma point guard Trae Young passes the ball during the Sooners' game against Kansas State, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Lloyd Noble Center. On Tuesday, Young announced he would enter the NBA draft rather than return to OU.

  • By John McKelvey, Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
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Oklahoma assistant Chris Crutchfield remembers watching a skinny Trae Young put up 3-pointers as a freshman at Norman North. Then, it never occurred to him that this player would declare for the NBA draft after just one college season.

  • AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma's Trae Young answers questions during a news conference for an NCAA college basketball first round game in Pittsburgh. Oklahoma star freshman Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout season. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 27.4 points…


  • By Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder had a subtle Jerami Grant problem last year and for the first part of this season. As long, flashy and athletic as Grant is, as vicious as his blocks and dunks have been during his two years with Oklahoma City, the Thunder weren’t winning when he played.

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