24. Oklahoma (18-6)
It’s been an interesting season for the Sooners and clearly the best since Porter Moser came into the program three seasons ago. Oklahoma started off 10-0, albeit without any really impressive wins, and have done some decent work in conference play against a tough Big 12. They’ve had a few rough weeks here back in January but this first full week of February certainly went Oklahoma’s way.
Their impressive performance came on Tuesday, as the Sooners beat a good BYU team 82-66 at home, led by Javian McCollum’s 20 point performance. Oklahoma shot 49% from the field while Milos Uzan added 16 points as well. While it was a closer call, the Sooners got a second win at home this week against rival Oklahoma State, holding on for a 66-62 win. Jalon Moore had 15 points and 8 rebounds as the Sooners’ top performer.
The Sooners are 6-5 in a Big 12 full of potential NCAA Tournament teams. They’ve played good basketball at times this season and looked much better against BYU than they had in recent weeks. What this season holds for Oklahoma is still yet to be determined, but the Sooners are playing solid basketball again. We’ll see how long that lasts as the Sooners head to Baylor before hosting Kansas next week.