The defensive stops weren’t as frequent and the shots stopped falling for anyone other than Osby.
“It’s the must frustrating thing I’ve been through since I’ve been here,” senior guard Sam Grooms said. “You see guys in the gym and you seem them shooting and you see them consistently work on their game; then it doesn’t give them results. It just blows your mind.”
There’s no need to keep looking for the answer. The season is over, and it was one OU should take pride in. The program is once again relevant and this group is the one that did it.
“As disappointing as it is right now to finish with a loss, these guys have been terrific and couldn’t appreciate what they’ve done any more,” Kruger said. “They’ve represented well and they’ve changed the program around, and we appreciate that a great deal.”
But no matter how much hard work is put in, you have to play your absolute best to advance in the postseason. The Sooners were not able to do that.