Oklahoma can record its first non-losing season since Blake Griffin left for the NBA with a win over Texas A&M on Wednesday night at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.
Coming off back-to-back losing seasons, the Sooners, 15-15, are experiencing the biggest men's basketball drought in nearly half a century.
From 1961 through 1967, OU experienced seven consecutive losing seasons under Doyle Parrack and Bob “Go Go” Stevens.
In John MacLeod's debut season (1967-68), the Sooners went 13-13 to end the streak.
Over the next 45 years, OU suffered only five losing seasons:
* 7-19 under MacLeod his second season (1969)
* 9-17 in Dave Bliss' inaugural season (1976)
* 9-18 in Billy Tubbs' inaugural season (1981)
* 13-18 and 14-18 in Jeff Capel's final two seasons (2010, 2011).