February 21, 2024
USC and Oklahoma battled from the beginning and the Rady Youngsters’s Invitational title sport got here all the way down to the final second. Picture credit score: @RCISanDiego by way of X

Oklahoma gained a squeaker over USC Friday because the Rady Youngsters’s Invitational wrapped up its first version at UC San Diego.

The Sooners prevailed 72-70 on a second-chance contact by Otega Oweh, who with simply over a second left on the clock, put his palms on Javian McCollum’s missed shot. Oweh’s tip-in stored his group good, at 6-0 on the season.

No. 23 USC, which had simply tied the sport at 70 on free throws by DJ Rodman, fell to 4-2.

Mission Bay Excessive alum Boogie Ellis scored 16, however missed a late three that would have put the Trojans up with a minute to play.

One other Trojan drew a number of consideration through the match, in line with the Related Press. Bronny James, son of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, hit the court docket for the third straight time earlier than a sport.

He warmed up, shot a three-pointer, then interacted with followers and youngsters at LionTree Enviornment on the UCSD campus, AP reported. He’s nonetheless ready to play his first faculty sport after a well being disaster final summer season.

Within the comfort sport, Iowa (4-2) took management early for an 85-72 win over Seton Corridor (4-2), although the Pirates twice pulled shut after large deficits – 18 within the first half and 14 after the break.

Subsequent 12 months’s Rady Invitational subject is already set – Arkansas, BYU, Notre Dame and Purdue. The second annual match will happen Nov. 28-29, 2024, once more at LionTree Enviornment. 

Organizers of the occasion, produced by Sports activities San Diego and sponsored by Rady Youngsters’s Hospital, aimed “to supply the very best and most particular early season faculty basketball match within the nation,” one mentioned, calling San Diego “the proper place to do that.”