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Oklahoma Basketball Hot Links: Sooners currently a No. 4 seed in recent bracketology projections

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Additionally, the Sooners currently sit at No. 19 in the NCAA NET Rankings.

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Happy Tuesday, friends and fans!

With the 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament set to tip-off in five weeks, the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (12-5, 7-4) appear to be virtual locks to make the Big Dance given their already impressive résumé against AP ranked teams. As of today, OU is No. 19 in the NCAA NET Rankings.

As far as what seed Oklahoma could land entering the tournament, March Madness hoops analyst Andy Katz currently has Lon Kruger’s crew as a four-seed if the festivities began today.

Additionally, ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi also sees the Sooners as a four-seed in the tourney, as does CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm in his latest bracketology report.

Of course, OU still has a lot of work to do to in the regular season before it can secure a top-four seed, but as long as the defense doesn’t take a dip, Oklahoma should be competitive in just about every contest it plays the rest of the way.

Now onto today’s Hot Links! Orlando Brown Jr. has been granted permission to seek a trade, OU student-athletes extend program record for classroom excellence, Matt Campbell’s reign in Ames is set to continue for years to come and more!

OU Links

  • True freshman DE Ethan Downs is an early-enrollee from the 2021 signing class and he’s already impressing in the weight room. Watch how effortlessly he cleans 290. Now imagine him against some poor, hapless O-lineman. *chills*
  • Check out this comprehensive list of all the major opponents OU Football has scheduled over the next 16 years. The fun begins with a home-and-home against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and includes intriguing series with Georgia, Michigan, LSU, Alabama and Clemson. The thirties are about to be a whole lot of fun. Well, hopefully.
  • Tre Norwood might be one of the most underrated draft prospects in this year’s class. If a team manages to pick him up late, they could find a true steal in this ball-hawking defensive back.
  • Former OU OT Orlando Brown Jr. is reportedly testing the trade market after spending the past three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and making two Pro Bowls.
  • Once again, the Sooners don’t just produce on the field of play, they excel in the classroom as well. Through the 2020 fall semester, student-athletes at Oklahoma have turned in a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a program record 18th consecutive semester. Boomer!

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