Sooner4OU Commentary: It is amazing how far this team as come this early in the season. Lon Kruger has been a real blessing for the Sooners, as he coaches and reppresents the university in such a top-flight fashion. As the article discusses rthe next seven games will be very interesting a provide a litmus test as to how far this Sooner squad can go. Must say though kruger has brought this program back faster than i thought he would. Congrats Coach Kruger! Boomer!
Article Excerpt: These next seven games could go a long way towards determining this Oklahoma basketball team's chances of making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009.
Is this Oklahoma basketball team is going to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009? Right now we obviously do not know the answer to that question. However what we do know is this upcoming seven game stretch could go a long way towards determining the answer to that question.
While Oklahoma has compiled an impressive 3-0 start to conference play, their schedule to this point is really devoid of a "signature win." In spite of that perception however, the Sooners are sitting pretty at the moment with respect to their RPI ranking. As Rush The Court details, while Oklahoma's schedule may be lacking in 'big name appeal' it's actually played a significant role in their current standing.
Rankings aside, starting this Saturday when Oklahoma will travel to Manhattan for a game against Kansas State, the Sooners are about to enter what is easily the most difficult stretch of games on their schedule. A stretch in which Lon Kruger, his staff, the players, and we the fans will have a much better understanding of this team's postseason chances and/or future once concluded.