That Buddy Hield injury is not insignificant. The Sooners have a young backcourt, but Hield was good and getting better. Oklahoma will now ask more out of Je’lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins … who are both freshmen … and who combined average what Hield himself was scoring.
The Sooners are 7-4 in the league, 2 1/2 games better than WVU in the standings with a game left at home against the Mountaineers.
Oklahoma has a pretty favorable schedule the rest of the way, though. The tough one is the next one at Oklahoma State, but that’s Saturday and there’s time for the Sooners to sort out things. The remaining road games are at Texas Tech, Texas and TCU. Baylor and Iowa State are at home.