For the greater part of the first 30 minutes of action Monday, Oklahoma freshman Trae Young looked like a mere mortal.
He scored 12 points in the final 11 minutes after a sluggish start, but it wasn't enough to bump OU past the Mountaineers in a 75-73 loss.
That's because according to ESPN , Young was battling an undisclosed illness that zapped his energy level.
Before Young came alive in the final stretch, he had 20 points through 29 minutes of action, was sailing deep balls into thin air, and had a loose handle with the basketball.
Oklahoma roared out to a 4-1 start in the Big 12, but the Sooners, much like the rest of the league, have found the conference to be a never-ending gauntlet since.
The loss on Monday, which completed a West Virginia season sweep of the Sooners, is their fifth in seven games and fourth in six conference battles.
Texas Tech and Kansas are co-leaders (7-3) in the conference after OSU handed the Jayhawks a surprising L on Saturday, and the victory pulled WVU (7-4) to within a half-game in the Big 12.
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