Oklahoma basketball notebook: Sooners drop in AP Top 25 after UW loss


No one said Oklahoma’s out-of-conference slate would be easy.

OU has yet to lose at the Lloyd Noble Center, but they’ve now lost to the Creighton Bluejays in Omaha, the then No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers in the Bahamas, and a still undefeated Washington Huskies team in Vegas this past weekend.

Oklahoma at 7-3 now turns its attention to Weber State after a tough weekend. Here our a few tidbits to ponder this afternoon.

Defending Big Sky champs come to Norman

Oklahoma hosts the defending Big Sky regular season and tournament champions, Weber State, tonight at the Lloyd Noble Center.

The Wildcats made it as a 16-seed in the NCAA Tournament a season ago. However, two key seniors graduating hasn’t helped Weber State much this year.

Weber State is 4-5, and they are led by sophomore guard Jeremy Senglin and junior forward Joel Bolomboy, who both have had to replace a lot of the team’s scoring production.

Oklahoma and Weber State do a have a common opponent in Oral Roberts, whom they both beat.

This should be an easy win for Oklahoma, who are a 20-point favorite. The game tips at 7 p.m. on Sooner Sports TV.

Sooners drop four spots in AP Top 25

The new AP Top 25 is out, and Oklahoma dropped from No. 15 to No. 19 in the latest rankings.

It’s barely a crime to lose to a team ranked directly behind you by two points on a neutral floor. However, the Sooners obviously don’t want to lose their place in the Top 25 poll.

Oklahoma is currently 7-3, and while they’ve suffered not-so-awful losses, OU really missed out on an opportunity to add a big win to their tournament resume in Las Vegas.

Regardless, the Big 12 put in seven teams in to this week’s Top 25. In order of appearance, Texas checked in at No. 9, Kanas at No. 10, Iowa State at No. 12, West Virginia at No. 18, Oklahoma at No. 19, Baylor at No. 22, and the TCU Horned Frogs at No. 25.

It’s quite the feat for the deepest league in the country. Especially the Frogs at No. 25. The Big 12 should be fun (and insanely scary) this season.

Frank Booker out again tonight

It looks Oklahoma will be short-handed once again.

Oklahoma definitely would like to have Frank Booker be able to come off the bench. He provides OU with quality minutes, and he’s been known to shoot the three-ball from time to time.

This will force Dinjiyl Walker to be the only guard available off the bench yet again. OU should be fine tonight, but you definitely want to see Oklahoma at full strength with Big 12 play right around the corner.

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