Saturday, January 9, 2010
Oklahoma's season keeps getting worse
By Eamonn Brennan
As if losses to VCU, San Diego, Houston, UTEP and Gonzaga weren't bad enough.
Most expected Oklahoma to take a step back after world-destroying All-American Blake Griffin left to become the No. 1 NBA pick last spring; that was obvious. But with budding star Willie Warren eschewing the NBA lottery to stay in Norman for another year, no one had any right to expect this: The Sooners are now 9-6, and their latest loss might be their worst.
The bright side, at least for Warren, is that he appears to have figured out whatever was keeping him in coach Jeff Capel's doghouse earlier this season, when Capel said he was "tired of trying to figure him out." At least Warren's draft stock won't completely combust in 2010. But other than that, it's all bad, and barring some sort of Tennessee Titans-esque second-half winning streak -- we're talking 10 or 11 games in a row or something -- the Sooners' season is basically over. Blech.