Oklahoma basketball: Sooners first four in, on bubble in latest bracketology

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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Oklahoma will find out its destiny Sunday at 5 p.m. CT when the selection show airs on TBS.

The Rams - who won their first outright regular-season Atlantic 10 title in program history - are making the 10th NCAA Championship appearance in program history, and the second under head coach Dan Hurley.

"Do you believe out there?"

The field is set for the NCAA basketball tournament and there is legitimate controversy about the brackets concerning an Oklahoma team.

"There is no way in the world that Oklahoma State, if Oklahoma is in, Oklahoma State had to be in the tournament". That gave them an advantage over numerous other teams on the bubble.

The Sooners rose to No. 3 in the nation in mid-January before a swoon left their NCAA Tournament hopes in jeopardy.

There has been a lot of debate surrounding the Sooners and their bid for the tournament, winning big games early in the season, but struggled down the stretch.

OU's early season successes included wins at Wichita State and TCU and neutral-site wins over OR and USC. They finished with an 18-13 record and an 8-10 mark in the Big 12 to earn a 10-seed in the tournament.

That wasn't enough to keep the Sooners - and star point guard Trae Young, the nation's leader in both scoring and assists - out of the tournament.

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