Inside a less than packed arena, the Sooners had one thing on their mind: get the second-seed in the Big 12 Tournament.
They did just that and then some.
The Sooners put on a scoring clinic for the fans in attendance, putting a 97-67 hurt on the Horned Frogs of TCU.
OU was everything the Frogs weren’t. They shot over 50% from the field, controlled the boards with ease, moved the ball like it was nothing, and coasted in to the final seconds with a 30 point advantage.
Last season, TCU beat Oklahoma in the final game of the regular season in Fort Worth, but not this time.
Buddy Hield led all scorers with 24 points, and shot the ball like a man looking for a last minute push on to the All-Big 12 First Team.
Hield was placed on the second team today, but regardless, his 24 point performance was aided by big games from Cameron Clark and Isaiah Cousins, who both had 18 points each.
Ryan Spangler, also, had ten points and six rebounds.
The thing that impressed me the most was OU’s ability to move the ball. The offense has been great all season, but against the TCU defense, it was almost effortless.
They found the open guys, they drew fouls, it was an offense in rhythm from nearly start to finish.
TCU tried cutting down OU’s monster lead, but OU was 14-30 from the perimeter and given too many fast break opportunities.
Senior Jarvis Ray for the Horned Frogs led his team with 18 points. In his last game playing inside the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, this was a less than memorable senior day.
The Frogs lost their 18th straight game and finished 0-18 in conference play. They became the first team in the Big 12 since the 2003-04 Texas A&M Aggies to go winless in conference play.
TCU could potentially get a second shot at the Sooners. They obviously hold the tenth seed in the ten-team Big 12 and will face the seventh-seeded Baylor Bears.
If they can get past the Bears, the Frogs would get a rematch with the Sooners in the second round of the tournament.
Until then, OU will enjoy their close to week off and first round bye in this year’s Big 12 Tournament.