Hawks' Trae Young Praises Oral Roberts After OSU Upset: 'Max Abmas Is a Problem'

Jenna CiccotelliAnalyst IIMarch 19, 2021

Oral Roberts' Max Abmas (3) drives against Ohio State's CJ Walker (13) during the first half of a first round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 19, 2021, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
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If your bracket got busted when 15th-seeded Oral Roberts defeated No. 2 Ohio State in overtime on Friday, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young feels your pain: 

Trae Young @TheTraeYoung

Max Abmas a Problem🔥🔥 F’d up my bracket but I ain’t trippin😂💯 Keep Goin!! @maxabmas

After the game, Young praised Oral Roberts star Max Abmas, who dropped 29 points on 10-of-24 shooting in the win. He hit five of his 10 attempts from three and went four-of-six from the line, adding five rebounds for the Golden Eagles in their first tournament win since 1974. 

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Max Abmas showing why he’s the nation’s top scorer vs. Ohio State — 18 PTS — 6-12 shooting — 5-6 3PT No. 15 Oral Roberts leads No. 2 Ohio State at half 👀 https://t.co/VoV37QsljB

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Max Abmas is cold-blooded ORAL ROBERTS LEADS IN OVERTIME❗️ https://t.co/nALUbOFdhm

Abmas was the nation's leading scorer entering Friday, averaging 24.4 points per game. 

Oral Roberts will go for another upset on Sunday against No. 7 Florida in the second round.