Five things you may not have known about Oklahoma’s NCAA Tournament history
- Since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, Oklahoma has won a game from every seed it has played as except two — No. 11 and No. 10. The Sooners are seeded No. 10 this year.
- Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger is the first coach in college basketball history to take five different teams to the NCAA Tournament.
- Oklahoma’s opening round game against San Diego State marks the Sooners 27th NCAA Tournament appearance.
- It also mark’s Kruger’s 14th trip to the NCAA Tournament. He is 14-13 in the Big Dance and 8-5 in opening-round games.
- Senior forward Romero Osby is the only player on the roster who has ever been to the NCAA Tournament. His freshman year, Osby went with Mississippi State. He played 12 minutes and had three points, two rebounds and a steal. The Bulldogs lost to Washington, 71-58.
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