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NCAA Tournament Preview: #10 Oklahoma vs. #7 Rhode Island

M. Hofeld

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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)

Television: CBS

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.

Matchup Predictor

According to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor, Oklahoma only has a 40.1% chance of winning.

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Crunching The Numbers

Category Oklahoma Rhode Island
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%

 

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