FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma took a 25-minute nap at TCU on Saturday and wound up missing its chance to enter the Big 12 tournament with momentum.
Instead, it will go to Kansas City, Mo., next week staggered after Saturday’s stunning 70-67 loss to TCU at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The loss dropped OU to 20-10 overall and 11-7 in the Big 12 Conference. The conference record is still good enough to get OU the No. 4 seed, and it will meet No. 5 seed Iowa State Thursday at the Sprint Center.
OU’s NCAA Tournament hopes are still solid, but its hopes of getting anything better than a double-digit seed took a massive hit.
The Horned Frogs (11-20, 2-16) were No. 239 in the Ratings Percentage Index at the start of the day. OU was No. 28.
That will change after the Sooners shot just 36.4 percent (24 for 66) from the field and were 0 for 16 from 3-point range. The last miss was Sam Grooms’ open attempt from the corner that would’ve sent the game to overtime if it had fallen.
OU only scored four of its points outside of the paint and the free-throw line.
Romero Osby led the Sooners with 19 points and Andrew Fitzgerald added 13. Buddy Hield added 10.
Garlon Green led the Horned Frogs with 18 points. Connell Crossland and Charles Hill both added 13.