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Oklahoma basketball: Beware of North Dakota State's Taylor Braun Published: March 16, 2014

The Oklahoma Sooners have the next four days to study up on North Dakota State. Apparently much of that focus will center on senior forward Taylor Braun.

Here's what Matt Norlander of had to say last week about Braun:

"I know this next sentence is going to feel like it could apply to about 30 guys, but judging this team off the game I watched Tuesday night -- and what little I've seen of Braun in online Synergy video -- he seems like arguably the most valuable player to his team in the country.

"Maybe Shabazz Napier or Russ Smith comes close. But the senior forward (18.3 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.9 APG) ranks in the top percentile in 14 categories. And he's a joy to watch.

"He committed back when NDSU made its first run to the NCAAs, and now he and his fellow seniors finally get to live out that dream. That's pretty sweet."

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