Season Recap: Oklahoma Sooners

Now that the college basketball season is officially over, we're going to take a look back at each Big 12 school to discuss their season. The rundown will go in order of conference standing. See the complete schedule after The Jump.

What Went Right: Oy vey. It is going to be a stretch to come up with something for this section. I mean, I can usually BS about the pros of beating teams like Northern Colorado or Nicholls St, but for a team that was predicted to finish third in conference by the league coaches, those victories shouldn't make a season recap. Maybe their Ws against NCAA tournament teams Oklahoma St and Mizzou were the highlights. But lord knows there aint much else there.

What Went Wrong: Well for a team that was predicted to get a first round conference tourney bye, had a pre-season Player of the Year candidate in Willie Warren and two stud freshman coming in by the likes of Tiny Gallon on the inside and Tommy Mason-Griffin on the outside, this team should not have lost to: Virginia Commonwealth, San Diego and Houston in back-to-back-to-back games in November. A team with that kind of talent should also not have ended the season on a nine game losing streak. But that was the year in review for the Oklahoma Sooners. They were the team to beat before they played a game, but then lost all respect before Thanksgiving.


Team MVP: Warren led the team in scoring, before sitting out the final few games with injuries and personality conflicts. Mason-Griffin led the team in assists, but for some odd reason decided not to come back for his sophomore year, despite all indications that he won't get drafted. I am going to discount both of them for their off-court actions. That leaves Tiny Gallon and Tony Crocker in contention for the award. Well, Gallon didnt ever look like he hustled on the court, so he is out... so by the power of deduction Tony Crocker is the Sooners' MVP. It's not like he rode the pine all season, Crocker did average 11.4 ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.7 apg. But on the court, he was probably the fourth best player on the team.

Key Losses: Warren declared for the draft, as did Mason-Griffin. Crocker graduates. Gallon is in a wee bit of hot water, but as I write this still seem to be coming back to the squad next season.

Outlook Next Year: Let's just say that Sooner fans will be counting down the time until spring football practice... and with good reason.

BIG 12 HOOPS SEASON REVIEWS
Kansas - April 6
Kansas State - April 7
Baylor - April 8
Texas A&M - April 9
Missouri - April 12
Texas - April 13
Oklahoma State - April 14
Colorado - April 15
Texas Tech - April 16
Iowa State - April 19
Oklahoma - April 20
Nebraska - April 21

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