The Oklahoma State basketball team earned their first sweep of the Oklahoma Sooners since the 2003-04 college basketball season.
The Oklahoma State basketball team completed their second season sweep of a Big 12 opponent last night by defeating their in-state rival the Oklahoma Sooners 96-92. The victory moved the Cowboys to 18-9 (7-7 Big 12) on the season. Meanwhile, the Sooners are left at the bottom of the Big 12 standings. Anytime you’re able to keep your biggest rival at the bottom of the conference standings it feels just a little bit better.
It was the first time since 2004 the Pokes were able to sweep the Sooners. Moreover, coming into their first meeting this season, the Sooners owned a seven game winning streak over OK State.
Head coach Brad Underwood was able to take full advantage of a rebuilding Sooners team that still managed to shoot the lights out last night. Yet, one article does not describe how great of a job Underwood has done turning around this team.
Gallagher-Iba Arena truly sounded like the roudiest arena in the country last night. That is something you could not say during former head coach Travis Ford’s tenure in Stillwater.
OK State is currently one of the hottest teams, not only in the Big 12, but in the entire country. They have won three games in a row and eight of their last nine. It’s hard to imagine the Pokes slowing down enough to not make it into the NCAA Tournament come Selection Sunday. They have played so well down the stretch that they could be a dangerous team for being an at-large bid.
Now, let’s take a look at five reasons why sweeping the Oklahoma Sooners feels so great for any Cowboy basketball fan.