SOONERS PLAY RAMS OF RHODE ISLAND IN PITTSBURGH ON THURSDAY
The Oklahoma Sooners made the 2018 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. They are also deserving of the pick by the NCAA committee that makes the selections. For those that are upset that OU is in and others are not. that is just too bad.
Oklahoma brings a 18-13 record into their first round game this Wednesday in Pittsburgh against Rhode Island University. The Rams are 25-7. The game is a 12:15 PM Eastern time start (11:15 am Oklahoma time). The Sooners are a 11th seed while the Rams are the 7th in the Midwest Region.
Rhode Island lost in the Finals of the A-10 Conference tournament to finish 2nd while OU was beaten by Oklahoma State in the 1st round of the Big Twelve conference tournament.
The winner of OU/RIU get the winner of Duke (2nd seed) and Iona (15th seed).
Did Oklahoma deserve the bid? Hell yes they did. Despite have a bad record from February on, the NCAA selection committee looks at a body of work for a complete season. With significant wins in the non-conference, specifically against Wichita State (on the road) and Oregon and USC (neutral sites) the Sooners had built a resume that allowed them to have a cushion to make this tournament.
Sports fans, it is what it is. Sooner fans, support your team.