Picked to finish tied for fifth in the Big 12 to start the season, the Oklahoma Sooners have surprised many by becoming the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 Tournament. Oklahoma wins games as a team rather than on the backs of one or two players like many teams in the Big 12 and it has shown in their domination of certain conference teams. The Sooners further proved their superiority in the conference with a 97 – 67 pounding of the TCU Horned Frogs.
The Sooners dominated TCU from opening tipoff. Buddy Hield took off in the opening minutes from three and finished with a total of eight made three pointers. Cameron Clark scored 18, Isaiah Cousins scored 18 and Ryan Spangler scored 10 en route to a 30-point blowout of the Horned Frogs.
Oklahoma is the most dangerous team in the Big 12, and the strange thing is that they are getting barely any national attention. The Sooners defeated the Texas Longhorns twice, the Baylor Bears twice, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys twice — all teams who are likely going to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Kansas Jayhawks are the only Big 12 team that swept them this season.
Do not sleep on the Sooners in the Big 12 Tournament and definitely not in the 2014 NCAA Tournament because this team is fully capable of pulling off major upsets. Oklahoma could easily make it to the Sweet Sixteen and, if they get the right match-up in the Sweet Sixteen, they could go as far as the Elite Eight.