Enjoy this one Sooner fans.
The 2015-16 OU hoops season could end up being super special. Like Big 12 championship, Final Four berth and national title special.
They’re that good and this team is that rare.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients that could potentially cook up a championship recipe.
ONE. Outstanding coach. Lon Kruger is one of the nation’s best. A home run hire for Joe Castiglione. As long as Kruger is on the bench, OU will be good. The question is whether or not they will be THIS good again.
TWO. Difference making player. Buddy Hield is the front runner for national player of the year honors. Hield is a special talent. A sharpshooter who can win big games for you at crunch time. That’s huge come March.
THREE. Veteran leadership. Hield, Ryan Spangler, Isaiah Cousins and Jordan Woodard have played so many games together, they might as well be family. Should be another big plus when the stakes get higher.
FOUR. An open year in the league and the country. In the Big12, Kansas seems vulnerable. Nationally, traditional powers like Duke and Kentucky have struggled. This could be the perfect season for a veteran team like OU to actually win the whole thing.
As good as the Sooners are, they have to close some of the close games if they want to have that special season.
Winning at Baylor would be huge. Oklahoma needs a breakthrough there on the road to change that trend.
Still, enjoy this while you can Sooner fans. Teams like this don’t come along very often.