Oklahoma-Villanova Final Four Preview

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In Saturday’s first Final Four game, Villanova and Oklahoma will play in a rematch of December’s game played in Hawaii. The Sooners won that first meeting 78-55, handing Villanova their first loss of the season. The story of the game was three-point shooting. Oklahoma finished 14 for 26 (54%) from three while Villanova finished just… Read more »

The Oklahoma Defense: Breaking Down the Sooners’ Improvement

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Oklahoma is currently one of the best examples in the country of something I’ve wrote about here quite a bit: Experienced teams (surprisingly) struggle to get better on┬áboth sides of the ball. The Sooners ended 2013-14 with the 16th ranked offense and 91st ranked defense in the country by adjusted efficiency. The off-season focus obviously… Read more »

Quick Hitters: Season Wrap-Up

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The following is the final installment of Quick Hitters for the 2013-14 season. You can check out the (relatively small) collection here.     1. Did free throws really cost Kentucky a championship?   The national championship game featured a very good free throw shooting team and a not so good free throw shooting team…. Read more »