Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
The Oklahoma Sooners look to close out Big 12 Play with a win against the TCU Horned Frogs. Up for grabs this weekend will be the no. 3 seed in Big 12 Tournament but the Sooners could fall to the no. 5 seed.
Lon Kruger has done an excellent job with this group. The progression that has taken place from the time he took over the Oklahoma Sooners to today has witnessed a complete transformation. In another step toward their goal, the Sooners will take on the TCU Horned Frogs who have a single win in conference. That lone win comes against conference favorite, the Kansas Jayhawks.
Kyan Anderson is the player to watch during this game. After going 10-20 overall and 1-16 in conference, TCU will not want to end their regular season on a down note. Anderson is averaging 12.1 points per game and is shooting 35.4% from beyond the arc. In their last game, this is a player who put up 29 points and will look to continue his success by shocking the Sooners.
One of the weaknesses for the Oklahoma team has come in close out defense. While it is not a consistent problem, it could show up once again. Behind Anderson will be Garlon Green, another player who hits at a high rate from range. Green is averaging 9.6 points per outing but has gone off for 31 this season. He shoots the three-ball at a 31.9% conversion rate.
Head Coach Trent Johnson has his work cut out for him if his eyes are set on the upset. It would appear that he has one key component in place for building upon but moving forward will tell the tale.
For the Sooners, all eyes will be on Steven Pledger. Currently, Pledger is 12 three-point makes behind Terry Evans all-time school record. He will have at least three more games to make up that ground but it will be tough.
Up for grabs will be the No. 3 seed for Romero Osby and his squad. Of course, they must claim a victory over TCU first followed by the Kansas St. Wildcats defeating the Oklahoma St. Cowboys. On the other end of the spectrum, if OU as well as Kansas loses while the Iowa St. Cyclones and Kansas St. secure victories, Oklahoma will drop to the No. 5 Seed.