What happened certainly didn’t damage OU’s seed for March Madness. Most see OU as no worse than a No. 7 seed if the bracket came out today.
Win three straight to close the regular season and make a run in the Big 12 tournament and OU could certainly improve its seed.
Finishing second in the league remains on the table. A win over Texas on Saturday would actually give OU the edge in a three-way tiebreaker with the Longhorns and Cyclones. OU split with Iowa State. A win Saturday means a sweep against Texas.
The goal Saturday and beyond is to dodge those three-minute lapses that ultimately cost OU Monday night.
“Every possession is just too significant,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “There were a few times that we didn’t complete a play and they converted on the other end. We have to learn to be a little stronger in those moments, but I’m proud of the guy’s effort. I thought we fought. We will grow from this, we will learn from it and I look forward to trying to get better for Texas on Saturday.”
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