"Any time you get to play in the tournament you're delighted", said Kruger.
Oklahoma is in the tournament for the first time since the 2016 Final Four run.
The Oklahoma Sooners have won two games since February 1. They had some absolutely great wins.
Cowboy fans aren't the only ones in disbelief that OSU didn't make the 68-team NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma also boasts five Elite Eight showings and six Sweet 16 appearances. "They can give me all the talk they want about what they did early, 14-2, but there is no way in the world - if Oklahoma is in, Oklahoma State had to be in the tournament".
Rhode Island is in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year after advancing to the second round last year before falling to Oregon. Hurley has coached the Rams to consecutive 25-win seasons, a feat never accomplished before at Rhode Island.
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The Sooners rose to No. 3 in the nation in mid-January before a swoon left their NCAA Tournament hopes in jeopardy.
The Oklahoma Sooners (18-13) have a tumultuous second half of the regular season.
Once Trae Young was being presented to the nation as college basketball's Steph Curry and Oklahoma's games were being televised nationally as often as Golden State Warriors games you knew how this could play out in March. Young was also named a Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year finalist, a Naismith Trophy semifinalist and selected for the national ballot for the Wooden Award.
Thought by experts to be among the last teams in, the Sooners were comfortably in the field when the bracket was announced Sunday night. Young leads in assists with 8.8 while Khadeem Lattin tops in rebounds with 6.0 per game. Leading the way for the Eagles was Brandon Goodwin who had 34 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal.