It’s tournament time in Oklahoma! With questions surrounding Oklahoma’s credentials to be in the dance, the Sooners are in Pittsburgh anyway as the #10 seed in the Midwest Region.
Up first for OU are the Rhode Island Rams who drew the #7 seed in the Midwest but also ended the season with their own share of struggles.
Game Date: March 15, 2018
Location: PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tip Off: 11:25 AM (Central)
Limping Into The Dance
Both Oklahoma and Rhode Island struggled to the finish line by going 2-3 over their last five games. Obviously it gets a little deeper than that for the Sooners, who haven’t won away from Norman since December 30th, but the Rams lost four of their last eight to close out the season.
According to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor, Oklahoma only has a 40.1% chance of winning.
Crunching The Numbers
|Points Per Game||85.2||76.8|
|Points Allowed Per Game||81.6||68.2|
|Rebounds Per Game||38.3||34.3|
|Assists Per Game||15.1||15.4|
Players To Watch
Oklahoma – Sophomore Guard Trae Young | 27.4 PPG, 42.0 FG%, 86.1 FT%
Rhode Island – Senior Guard Jared Terrell |17.2 PPG, 43.7 FG%, 82.4 FT%