Early on this season, the outlook for Oklahoma was very bright. Their first loss of the season came in overtime to Louisville — a No. 3 seed in the tournament — and they lost by nine points at home to Duke, a No. 2 seed that the Sooners will face again in the second round if both teams win this weekend.
“We have another shot at life, at this basketball season,” Coale said. “We don’t intend to take that for granted.”