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Oklahoma places seventh in preseason poll

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: October 11, 2012

The Sooners return six of last season’s top scores and all five starters.

Last year, Oklahoma was picked ninth in the preseason and ended up finishing Lon Kruger’s first year at the helm in eighth place. That team went 15-16.

The Sooners bring back “88 percent of their scoring, 81 percent of their rebounding and 78 percent of their assists.” Senior Steven Pledger is the leading returning scorer in the conference (16.2), while Romero Osby is the leading returning rebounder (7.3). Senior Sam Grooms also returns after he ranked second in assists last season (6.0)

Amath M’Baye, a transfer from Wyoming, was also named Preseason Newcomer of the Year for the Big 12.

Oklahoma makes its first appearance in front of a crowd on Oct. 20 for its intrasquad scrimmage. The Sooners have their exhibition games on Nov. 2 and Nov. 7 and begin the regular season at Lloyd Noble Center on Nov. 7 against Louisiana-Monroe.


Team (First-place votes) Points
1. Kansas (9)* 81
2. Baylor (1) 63
3. Oklahoma State 60
4. Texas 58
5. Kansas State 54
6. West Virginia 45
7. Oklahoma 34
8. Iowa State 28
9. Texas Tech 18
10. TCU 9

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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