OU Hoops Back In Top 25

Monday, December 1st 2014, 5:49 pm
By: News 9

The OU men's basketball team is back in the polls after a successful trip to the Bahamas.

Oklahoma is ranked No. 22 in the AP poll and 20th in the USA Today Coaches poll. OU (4-2) defeated 22nd-ranked UCLA 75-65 in the opening round and then beat now-23rd-ranked Butler 59-46, just one day after the Bulldogs shocked No. 5 North Carolina. The Sooners then fell in a hard-fought contest against No. 2 Wisconsin in the Paradise Jam championship game.

OU has a chance to pile up some victories as the schedule becomes a lot easier before conference play begins. The Sooners face lowly Missouri (3-3) on Dec. 5, who is coming off of a disappointing trip to the Maui Invitational. OU then squares off against Tulsa and Oral Roberts.