No love for ORU or TU?


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:34 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Feb 25, 2011 5:16 PM CDT

I don&rsquo;t have high expectations for our two Big 12 schoolsthis postseason. The basketball has bounced funny for Oklahoma and OklahomaState all year.&#160; Will they win the conference tournaments? </p>Unlikely. There&rsquo;s still a chance.but a slim one. Too many injuries. Too much inexperience.</p>That brings me to the NCAA contenders. The only way our state sees a team in the big dance is by winning a conference tournament. Tulsa has a pretty decentshot at a Conference USA tournament belt, while Oral Roberts is in line for apicture-perfect run to the Summit League crown. </p>TU is lumped in with a handful of teams at the top of theleague. ORU has already locked up the No.2 seed. The opportunity is there forthe Golden Hurricane and Golden Eagles. <br/></p>Can they cash in?</p><a target="&quot;&quot;" title="&quot;&quot;" href="&quot;http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology?ttag=gen10_on_all_fb_na_txt_0001%20&quot;">Not according to CBS Sports</a>. They say that only one team apieceis making it to the NCAA tournament from the Summit League and Conference USA.Neither one is our guys. </p>They think Oakland will prevail from the Summit League andMemphis (surprise, surprise) will advance from C-USA. </p>There are doubters. Now it&rsquo;s time for Tulsa and ORU to shutthem up. </p>