Though in the Final Four this year thanks to an offense that overwhelms the opposition, the Oklahoma Sooners have not received nearly enough respect. After making the Sweet Sixteen in 2015, Oklahoma came roaring back with one key returning player and is now in a position to win its first ever national championship in men’s basketball.
But in spite of all of their success in 2015-16, the Sooners are not without flaws and have received justified criticism. As strong as their offense is, their best player is something of a one-trick pony. Their coach has come close so many times, but has never been able to take the next step forward. More importantly, after receiving a high honor during the regular season, the Sooners lost immediately and drew questions about their strength as a team.
But that didn’t stop Oklahoma from competing hard and looking strong in a year full of parity and with a highly competitive Big 12.
Thus, as we approach Final Four Weekend, it is only right that they be fully analyzed from top to bottom as we venture to answer the following question: will there be shouts of Boomer Sooner once the 2015-16 season wraps up?