On February 17, 2018, Oklahoma Sooners were defeated by Texas Longhorns team at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Sooners were defeated by 77-66. The team of Oklahoma never led in the game and the Sooners fell by scoring only 104-74 to the rank of No. 8.
Monday night brought sadness to Oklahoma Sooners. Among its best players the Jayhawks hit 16 threes while, Trae Young scored the lowest score of his entire career i.e. 11 points. This is the Sooners' worst loss in the present season. It is a matter of concern for the Oklahoma as NCAA Tournament is going to start very soon and Oklahoma is at present only at 6-9. It has next to play with Baylor senior from DeSoto who has won its match with a big margin by 59-57 win over No. 7 Texas Tech team. Trae Young’s again proved inefficient in creating offense for himself; that is also a big issue for sooners. He could make out just 1-for-5 from 3 point range. At the same time he also missed several layups in the first half of the match. 16 out of 29 three points’ attempts were made by Jayhawks in which 60% were from the field itself. Three regular season games are remaining. If Oklahoma has to reach to the NCAA Tournament then they will have to win at least two out of those three games. The Journey towards NCAA Tournament has got even more difficult for them.
By- Anita Aishvarya