The Oklahoma Sooners made the 2013 NCAA Tournament this year, but that was just the first tourney appearance for this team ever since Blake Griffin wore a Sooners uniform.
Unfortunately for Oklahoma, that was way back in 2009, so a ticket to the dance had to feel pretty good after a couple of years of not being able to dance.
Back in 2009, Oklahoma was a No. 2 seed and Griffin was a monster. Griffin is still a monster, but the Sooners’ No. 10 seed was far from a No. 2 seed.
This tournament appearance was short lived, though, with Oklahoma losing in its very first game of the Big Dance to the San Diego State Aztecs. Finishing 20-12 overall and tied for fourth in the Big 12 standings is still a good step for this team. Whether if Oklahoma will be able to repeat this next season remains a mystery, but it was good that they were finally able to earn a pair of dancing shoes this year.
Three straight losses to end the year definitely put a damper on the season, but no loss was bigger than the one in the tournament. Whether the case, this could still be looked at as a successful season for Oklahoma. Hopefully, this season will be the beginning to the Sooners making the dance on a consistent basis, but we will just have to wait and see for that one.
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