Sooners Highlights

General Information

Conference: Big 12

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Norman, Oklahoma

Stadium: Lloyd Noble Center


  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 18
  • NCAA Tournaments: 33

Past Conferences:

  • Big Six

Oklahoma Sooners Standings & Analysis

This college basketball team analysis breaks down the team stats that matter and provides insights into the Oklahoma Sooners’s standings for this season, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Whether you’re a seasoned sports analyst or just starting to follow college basketball, this section has something for everyone. Be sure to check the updated NCAAB team stats report and the best team players.

All-Time Oklahoma Sooners Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Wayman Tisdale: 2,661
  • Buddy Hield: 2,291
  • Jeff Webster: 2,281
  • Tim McCalister: 2,275
  • Darryl Kennedy: 2,097


  • Wayman Tisdale: 1,048
  • Darryl Kennedy: 954
  • Alvan Adams: 938
  • Ryan Spangler: 929
  • Al Beal: 917


  • Terry Evans: 651
  • Tim McCalister: 628
  • Jordan Woodard: 471
  • Ricky Grace: 471

Overview of the Oklahoma Sooners Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Oklahoma Sooners basketball team had a successful 2021-2022 season, finishing with an overall record of 22-11 and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. They were ranked as high as No. 6 in the AP Poll early in the season and ended the season ranked No. 25.

The Sooners had several notable victories throughout the season, including wins over No. 14 Iowa State, No. 9 Kansas, and No. 14 Texas. They also had close losses to highly-ranked teams such as No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor.

One of the standout players for the Sooners was guard Austin Reaves, who averaged 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. He was named to the All-Big 12 First Team and was also a finalist for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.

Another key player for the Sooners was forward Tanner Groves, who transferred from Eastern Washington for his senior season. Groves averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game and provided a strong inside presence for the team.

Guard Jordan Goldwire was also an important contributor for the Sooners, averaging 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. He was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team for his strong defensive play.

Overall, the Sooners made significant progress throughout the season and finished with a strong showing in the NCAA tournament. Their final Oklahoma Sooners standings were third in the Big 12 with a conference record of 11-7. With several key players returning next season, the Sooners will be looking to build on their success and compete for a conference championship and deep run in the NCAA tournament.

Before Betting on Oklahoma Sooners, Check Out These Tips:

Keep track of injuries and suspensions:

Injuries and suspensions can greatly impact a team’s performance, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on any news regarding the Sooners. Are any key players out due to injury or suspension? If so, how will this affect the team’s overall performance?

Consider the odds and line movement:

As with any sports bet, it’s important to consider the odds and line movement when betting on the Sooners. Keep track of any line movement and compare the odds at different sportsbooks to ensure that you’re getting the best possible value for your bet.

Know the team’s strengths and weaknesses:

Before placing a bet on the Sooners, it’s important to understand their strengths and weaknesses as a team. Are they a strong defensive team or do they excel on the offensive end? How do they perform on the road vs at home? Knowing these factors can help you make an informed bet.

Study their opponent:

Knowing your opponent is just as important as knowing your own team. Look at the Sooners’ upcoming opponent, study their recent performances, and evaluate how they match up against the Sooners. This can help you determine the likelihood of a win.

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball History


The Sooners played their first season in 1908. From 1908-1980 the Sooners won their conference nine times and made the NCAA Tournament four times. The 40s were good for the Sooners. They won the conference five times. They didn’t make the tournament a single time from 1947 until 1979.

Billy Tubbs became head coach in 1980. His first two seasons at the helm were very forgettable. However, in 1982, the Sooners’ eventual all-time leading scorer Wayman Tisdale burst onto the scene. Tisdale is the most decorated player to ever attend Oklahoma. During his time with the Sooners, he was a three time all American, three time Big Eight Player of the Year, and leads the Sooners in career points. Tisdale helped lead the Sooners to multiple Big Eight Championships and multiple Tournament appearances. In the 1984-1985 the Sooners finished 31-6 overall and a 13-1 conference record. They went on to win the Big Eight and made it to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.

The 1987-1988 season was perhaps the Sooners best season under Tubbs. They finished with a 12-2 conference record and won the Big Eight again. Additionally, they finished with 32 overall wins and made the National Championship. Unfortunately, they fell to Kansas in the National Championship. Tubbs’ last season was the 1993-1994 season and he finished his career at Oklahoma with a 333–132 overall record.

Sampson, National Coach of the Year

Kelvin Sampson became head coach in 1995. Sampson was named National Coach of the Year by the AP after leading the Sooners to a 23-9 overall record in his first year. After the 1995-1996 season, the Sooners moved to the Big 12. The Sooners lost 11 games in each of their first three seasons in the Big 12. Fortunately, the Sooners made the Tournament in each of their first three seasons.

The Sooners had a masterful run from 2000-2002. They had an 84-19 combined record over those three seasons. Additionally, they won three straight Big 12 Championships and had three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. The 2001-2002 season ended with the Sooners losing in the Final Four. The 2002-2003 season ended with the Sooners losing in the Elite Eight. Sampson left for Indiana in 2006, and finished with a 280–108 overall record.

Jeff Capel III coached the Sooners from 2006-2011. The Sooners managed to make the Tournament twice under Capel. Their 2008-2009 season was Capel’s best. They shot out to a 12-0 record led by All-American Blake Griffin. The season ended with them finishing 30-6 and getting to the Elite Eight. Griffin went on to be drafted 1st overall by the Los Angeles Clippers. After a couple of rough seasons, Capel was fired in 2011.

Lon Kruger was hired in 2011. After an underwhelming start in 2011. The Sooners went on to make the NCAA Tournament four seasons in a row from 2012-2013 through 2015-2016. The first three all resulted in first round exits. However, the Sooners made it to the Final Four round of the 2015-2016 NCAA Tournament. They went on to the tournament three more times under Kruger but never made it past the Round of 32. He coached multiple NBA players like Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young. Kruger retired after the 2020-2021 season. He finished his career at Oklahoma with a 195–128 overall record and a 90-89 conference record.

Porter Moser is the current coach at the University of Oklahoma. In his first season at the helm, the Sooners finished 19-13 and made the second round of the NIT. He currently holds a 28-19 overall record.

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball FAQs

What is the highest win total in Oklahoma Sooners history?

The 1987-1988 Oklahoma Sooners finished with 35 wins under head coach Billy Tubbs. They were led by Stacey King, Harvey Grant and Mookie Blaylock.

What was the worst season in Oklahoma Sooners history?

The 1954-1955 Oklahoma Sooners won just three games and lost 18. It was the lowest win percentage in program history at .143. It was Bruce Drake’s first season as head coach.

How many NCAA Tournaments have the Sooners made?

The Sooners have appeared in the tournament 33 times in program history. They’ve made the Final Four five times and have been runner-ups twice.
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