Originally Published: Feb 17, 2010 8:44 AM CDT
The Sooners postseason hopes are reaching life-support status. The NCAA tourney is not in the picture and the NIT could slip away if their record falls before .500. And that’s a distinct possibility. The Sooners sit 13-11 overall and will be a favorite in only 1 of their remaining 6 games. That 1 is Wednesday night at Colorado.
Following the trip to Colorado, the Sooners close at home against Kansas State (2nd in Big 12), at top-ranked Kansas, at home against Baylor (tied for 3rd in Big 12), at Texas and at home against Texas A&M which nearly upset Kansas in College Station Monday night and won at Missouri two weeks ago.
Getting Willie Warren back from mono would help the Sooners considerably Wednesday. They will need all of the good guard play they can get against the Buffs who have two of the best, and most unheralded, guards in the Big 12.
Corey Higgins is 5th and freshman Alec Burks 8th in the Big 12 in scoring. Higgins will be a 2nd-team All-Conference honoree and Burks will be on the All-Freshman team. The Buffs beat Baylor in Boulder and nearly upset Kansas State there as well.
The road to the postseason starts Wednesday night in Boulder. Let’s hope for the Sooners the path isn’t as rocky as the mountains off in the distance behind the Coors Events Center.