last week we were a 12.....this week....11
i like how we're trending...
i think we have a chance to get into single digits...like maybe a 7 if things go well...
Beat OSU on Saturday, then I'll start getting excited.
That being said: BOOMER SOONER. LOVE what Kruger has going on here with this program.
Went from being projected 12th to 11th to 10th. Different sites but still cool.
Are we really a tournament team this year?
If you read this board at all you know I am more of a sunshine pumper than not, but I would caution everyone to not get too excited about these predictions until we have been through a few more games in the conference. Of course, my hope is that we finish strong in the conference and make the tournament, but so far we have looked really good (vs. Ohio) and really bad (Stephen F. Austin). If the team team that beat Ohio shows up every week we will make the tournament. If the team that lost to SFA shows up every week we won't make the NIT. My guess is it's something in between.
All that being said, God Bless Lon Kruger and this scrappy group of players. I absolutely love following them and watching them play. This Saturday's game will tell us a LOT. Boomer!
OU is very improved this year
Just getting into the tourney is a big deal after all that we've been through. Frankly I didn't see it at the beginning of the season. Kruger was a great hire, at the time I thought he would right the ship and get us pointed in the right direction, but he is doing more than that. Hopefully we make the tourney and recruit better players and start making some noise. Like we used to. Like we should be doing.
but they are wrong.....we will be better next year.....
kruger is doing a great job bringing in the right players/coaching them......and also in game coaching...
the only question is whether he can get an occasional star recruit that it takes to get to the final four....
are you listening julius randle?
one more point i would like to make....
some posters/fans? would like you to believe this rebuilding job is a tremendous undertaking/multi year effort......
i never believed that and you are seeing with your own eyes that assertion was false...
ou basketball is never far from being respectable/very good....if you have the right man in charge....
Last edited by 87sooner; January 15th, 2013 at 12:44 PM.
Obviously, 6 or 7 would be ideal for this team. 8 will be rough.
I have seen with my own eyes that this team is much improved, but I also see that there is a long way to go and our conference schedule set up with easy games first, hence the good start. Even if we go 2-3 through the next 5, we'll have to finish without dropping any we shouldn't lose.
I agree though, Kruger is the right guy for OU right now.
i also recently said that we'll be better next year....and i see no reason the alter that prediction either....
ou is NEVER a multi-year project.....hasn't been since i've been following sooner basketball since the late 70's....
New NCAA Tourney projections... USA Today has #Sooners a No. 7 seed: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...3/?sf9453864=1 …, CBS Sports has OU a No. 8 http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology …
memphis would be a tough 10
new bracketology shows OU a #9 seed vs. #8 Wichita St
9 seed v. Wichita State in ESPN
7 seed v. Wichita State in USA Today
7 seed v. North Carolina in CBS
Both hard draws
If underestimated them. They are still painfully bad at times.
I would actually be more scared of Wichita St than I would North Carolina. Have y'all seen the size of those players at Wichita? They're HUGE.
Things are looking good at this point, but I refuse to be greedy. I just want OU back into the tourney. It's not quite a lock yet, but it is looking pretty close to it. A win vs Baylor today will help a lot.
winning it all this year, book it.
Lunardi has OU as a 9 seed. Absolutely ridiculous. They deserve a 6 seed IMO.
maybe we can lose a couple here at the end and let our seed slip down to 11