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Sooner Nation Podcast | The State Of Big XII Basketball & Isaiah Cousins, In Position To Succeed?

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The Oklahoma Sooners gained control of the No. 1 ranking in the country after defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers. Hopping on the bus, Buddy Hield and the rest of the gang put their ranking on the line in Hilton Coliseum. Unfortunately for OU fans, the Iowa State Cyclones ended the Sooners reign after only 10 hours. Yet, the rankings won't reflect the loss until this coming Monday. Needless to say, the Big XII is a deep conference providing March Madness level drama in January. Who will come out ahead when it's all said and finished?

This season, Lon Kruger made the executive decision to move Isaiah Cousins back to the point guard position. While the senior experienced a bit of a slump, Jordan Woodard excelled on the wing. Evaluating the move, we take opposing sides as to who should play where and why.

Ending the show, football cannot be left out of the conversation when it comes to Oklahoma. With certain expectations placed upon each group, were the players better than expected or worse? We discuss all that and more!