He makes sure to remind those close to him about it, too. The junior captain on the Cowboy basketball team has played in four of the five Bedlam games the rivals have faced off in since he came to OSU.
Manek scored a game-high 28 points. Waters, Oklahoma State's 6-foot-6 sophomore guard who had started the previous 13 games, missed his first game of the season.
He is in the concussion protocol and the timetable for his return has not been set. Cameron McGriff, who had been an occasional starter early in the season before giving way to Jeffrey Carroll, got the start in Waters' place.
Waters and Young, Oklahoma's star freshman, last played together in March of when Waters was a senior and Young a junior. Manek has a monster Bedlam Oklahoma's other impressive freshman turned in yet another big-time game in the Sooners' Bedlam win Wednesday night.
Harrah product Brady Manek finished with 28 points, outscoring Young. Related to this story Article: Young nearly records triple-double in Sooners win over Cowboys Article: Manek was sensational, going 9 of 11 from the floor including six of eight from behind the 3-point line in a career-best performance.
Manek and Young combined for 55 points. While Manek has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of Young's passing ability this season, only one of Manek's buckets in Bedlam was assisted by Young. It was the first time all season that Young was not the Sooners' leading scorer.
The Sooners upset the No. Oklahoma is on the road this season, with both games coming against top 10 opponents. The Sooners won at No. West Virginia is and in conference play after beating Kansas State on Monday night.
The Mountaineers will still be without forward Esa Ahmad, who has missed the first half of the season after failing to meet NCAA eligibility requirements. Ahmad is eligible to return Jan. Up Next for Oklahoma State: at home vs. Iowa State Story continued below The Cowboys return home to try to regain some momentum with a visit from Iowa State at 3 p.
Saturday inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU is on the home floor this season, with both losses coming to teams ranked in the top 10 at the time, Wichita State and West Virginia.