After beating TCU 97-67 on Saturday, Oklahoma will open the Big 12 Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s Baylor-TCU game.
Oklahoma swept each of those teams during the regular season.
The Sooners dominated their side of the bracket this season, going a combined 7-1 against Baylor, Texas, TCU and West Virginia. Only West Virginia beat Oklahoma this season.
OU went 5-5 against the other half of the bracket, which includes Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
That doesn’t mean the Sooners will be overlooking anybody though.
“Kansas has separated themselves a little bit but two through eight, there’s not any difference,” Sooner coach Lon Kruger said. “It’s just whoever’s making a shot at the right time. It’s that balanced of a league and at very high quality. I don’t know of any other conference that can say where two through eight there’s no difference.”
And while No. 7 Baylor and No. 8 Oklahoma State figure to be in the NCAA Tournament, the Big 12 could get another if No. 6 West Virginia can make a run in the tournament.
“If they win one or two in Kansas City then they’d get in the hunt I would think,” Kruger said. “It speaks to the grind of the two months, that round robin. It’s a grind.”
ANOTHER BIG GAME FOR COUSINS
Sophomore guard Isaiah Cousins continued to be one of Oklahoma’s best all-around players on the perimeter.