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October 12, 2012

Sooners, picked seventh, have nothing to hide

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NORMAN —

OU was picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 Conference in the coaches poll that was released on Thursday.

It might sound like a slight, but the league easily placed six teams in the NCAA Tournament last season. Exceeding expectations by one spot can mean the end of a three-year absence from March Madness.

“I hope that’s the case,” Grooms said. “More importantly, I just think we need to push ourselves above 20 wins this year. It’s really possible with the returning people we have and with guys being better than we were last year and the guys we’ve added. This could be a really good year.”

If you don’t believe Grooms, check out for yourself. The Sooners will live stream their first eight practices.

“I think if we can get more people to take an interest, then we’re all for it,” Kruger said.

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