The Oklahoma Sooners made the NCAA tournament last season and they have the talent to do so in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Win that in mind, the Sooners passed their first test of the year by beating the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Alabama did not come into the game ranked nor is it expected to win a national championship this year. The same thing can be said about Oklahoma.
The Crimson Tide are one of the most talented teams in the SEC and they could find themselves in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. That clearly did not matter to the Sooners.
Oklahoma does not have the most challenging out-of-conference schedule. Alabama was one of the toughest teams on it, so winning that game will go a long ways. The team will also play in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tipoff and could meet up with the Michigan State Spartans. A win in that game would be huge. However, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. The Spartans are ranked No. 2 in the nation as of right now.
The Sooners will not be tested a whole lot until Big 12 play begins. The Big 12 consists of two national title contenders in the Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Baylor Bears and Iowa State Cyclones are also good enough to make the dance.
Whether the case, the Sooners played a very talented team in the first game of the season and they won that game. Great way to start off the year. Next up will be North Texas. That is a game that Oklahoma should have no problem winning.