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Oklahoma Sooners – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Oklahoma Sooners – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

No. 2 West – Oklahoma Sooners (Overall: 24-6, Conf: 12-6)

Team Strengths:


When you have Buddy Hield on your team, you won’t have that much problem making points. Behind Hield’s hot hands, the Sooners are able to pour out 80.9 points per game, which is the 10th best mark in the nation. Hield is the second leading scorer in the NCAA with 25.1 points per game, but he’s also getting ample support from other players like Isaiah Cousins (13.0 PPG) and Jordan Woodard (12.9 PPG). Oklahoma’s a big threat from deep, as the team drills 10.6 threes per contest on 43 percent shooting.  The Sooners rebound the ball well, too. They’re second in the Big Ten with 39.3 RPG.

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Team Weaknesses:

Sure, the Sooners collar lots of boards, but somehow their opponents still manage to get 10.5 offensive rebounds per game. Their last two losses (vs. Texas and Iowa State) saw Oklahoma give up a total of 25 offensive rebounds. Possession is very important to the Sooners as they’re not as efficient on offense as what their season scoring average suggests. According to, the Sooners are 18th in adjusted offensive efficiency with 116.0 points per 100 possessions.

The Sooners’ interior defense looks fine with Khadeem Lattin (2.2 BPG) anchoring the middle, but their defense as a whole needs to be tighter. The Sooner are allowing 70.3 PPG, which is just 128th in Division I.

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 80.9 18
Rebounds Per Game 39.3 41
Blocks Per Game 5.2 24
3-Point Percentage 43.0% 2
Free Throw Percentage 72.7% 70

Starting Lineup:

Position Name PPG
F Ryan Spangler 10.8
F Khadeem Lattin 5.5
G Jordan Woodard 12.9
SG Buddy Hield 25.1
PG Isaiah Cousins 13.0

Writer’s Prediction:

Oklahoma makes it to the Sweet 16 round.




Written by Rex

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