Steven Pledger has been instrumental to the Sooners fast start, averaging nearly 18 points per contest
Sooner hoops fans nationwide gathered around their TV screens to watch their favorite basketball team play the North Carolina Tar Heels for a chance at a Final Four bid. Some of the lucky few even got a chance to witness the event live. They were ready to see Blake Griffin and the Oklahoma Sooners add to their favorite program’s rich tradition. Sadly, the outcome was not what Sooner fans had hoped for, as the much deeper Tar Heels team waltzed into the Final Four with a crushing defeat of the Sooners.
Though it was disappointing, the future looked bright, the Sooners, led by one of the best young coaches in the nation, Jeff Capel, were seemingly guaranteed to make the tournament for years to come.
Fast forward two seasons, and the above statements seem laughable.
The Sooners are coming off of back to back losing seasons, facing NCAA violations, and the firing of their youthful, ...