Oklahoma State Will Take on Florida Gulf Coast in the 2018 NIT

The Sooners are 41-30 all-time in the NCAA Tournament (6-4 under Kruger) and have reached the Final Four five times (1939, 1947, 1988, 2002 and 2016). "When you play and put that much passion into something and it doesn't turn out the way you want it to, you kind of feel a lot of emotions". "So I don't think there is any doubt Mike and his team deserve to be in and I would be very disappointed if they're not". Certainly for our seniors, another opportunity to still continue their careers before they take those jerseys off for the last time. The Cowboys have five Quadrant 1 wins and five Quadrant 2 wins.

Lunardi predicts Baylor, Oklahoma State, Louisville and Notre Dame will be the first four teams to slide off the bubble and not make the NCAA tournament. I don't think the Catamounts are going to be able to compete with this MTSU defense.

This season - or at least the last eight weeks of it - has been maddening for Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger.

Oklahoma has now advanced to 19 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, which was the fifth-longest stretch entering this season. Just the fact that one of the top players in the nation is a member of the lower seed seems to give them a shot at the win, although URI is no pushover.

The Cowboys hit 16 of 21 from the line in the final quarter - with just two field goals - compared to FGCU's 18 overall attempts. "It's hard to get into the tournament, those are hard-to-win games in the tournament, so absolutely".

There was one sigh of relief making the bracket, and then nearly the same type of excitement learning OU would not be headed to Dayton for the First Four games.

Young said he pays attention to the talk - about his team and him individually - about how the Sooners aren't the same team they were early in the season when they were rattling off a string of wins away from home and also about how he has struggled and cost the Sooners' offense. The former NBA great, who usually analyzes professional basketball for TNT but has made appearances on recent selections shows, also asked about Southern California getting snubbed in favor of Arizona State and Syracuse. Both of these players are also point guards, a position which could help quite a number of teams if they find the right fit.

Boynton hopes the OSU fans show up and support the Cowboys on Tuesday night.

"I know a couple of guys from BYU so if we could get a win and they can get a win, that would be cool", Goodwin said. I'm glad we're in the tournament. It will be a mid-week game, likely, so probably not as good of a crowd as we had last Saturday.

The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Ticket prices start at $5 for students with college ID's and below.

Vanessa Coleman