Oklahoma Sooners Need To Advance In the Coaches vs. Cancer

By Trevor Lowry
Oklahoma Sooners
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The Oklahoma Sooners will have a very easy non-conference schedule in the 2013-14 college basketball season, which is why they have to advance in the Coaches vs. Cancer.

Oklahoma will take on Seton Hall first. The Pirates did not have a good season last year to say the least. They finished with a Big East record of 3-15. The Sooners should have no problem winning that game, especially since they will have the talent to make the Big Dance once again.

If they do come away with the victory, they should play the Michigan State Spartans next. Oklahoma needs to play a tough team like the Spartans in their non-conference schedule to boost their strength of schedule and whatnot.

Michigan State will be returning almost every player from a team that made the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed last season. It should be ranked in the top five to start the season.

Winning that contest would be huge for Oklahoma and would give it a much needed resume booster. However, Oklahoma will be outmatched in that game–to say the least–as Michigan State will be one of the best teams in the country.

Still, Oklahoma has to at least beat Seton Hall so it can add a tough opponent to its out-of-conference schedule. Beating Michigan State is certainly not out of the question, but it would take a great performance by the Sooners.

Winning the entire Coaches vs. Cancer would be that much better and would likely have Oklahoma ranked. If the Sooners meet expectations and then some that could actually happen.

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