Oklahoma’s basketball season ended on Thursday, and that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing for some fans the way the team ended its season.
The Sooners started the year hot, started to fade in the second half and then miraculously had their season extended into the NCAA Tournament.
That’s basically the best way to summarize Oklahoma’s 83-78 loss to Rhode Island in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 64.
The loss likely marked the end of Trae Young’s career in Norman. But it also marked a not-so-great thing for the Sooners basketball team away from Lloyd Noble Center.
In 2018, Oklahoma didn’t win a single road or neutral-site game.
The Sooners’ last win outside of Lloyd Noble Center came against the TCU Horned Frogs on Dec. 30, 2017. Since that day, the fighting Trae Youngs lost each of its remaining road and neutral-site games.
The Sooners improved to 10-1 the last time they won a road game. Here is how the rest of the season shook out for coach Lon Kruger’s group that ended with an 18-14 record:
Oklahoma’s 2018 games away from home
- West Virginia — Loss, 89-67
- Kansas State — Loss, 87-69
- Oklahoma State — Loss, 83-81 (OT)
- Alabama — Loss, 80-73
- Texas — Loss, 79-74
- Iowa State — Loss, 75-73
- Texas Tech — Loss, 88-78
- Kansas — Loss, 104-74
- Baylor — Loss, 87-64
Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City
- Oklahoma State — Loss, 71-60
NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh
- Rhode Island — Loss, 83-78 (OT)
The Sooners’ last game of the season provided some fun moments, including these two monster dunks from sophomore guard Jordan Shepherd.
The team will be watching the rest of March Madness, however, from the comfort of their couches.
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