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Oklahoma Basketball: Which Teams Could The Sooners Play In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament?

All season long, Oklahoma has been a force. Led by Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield, the Sooners have compiled a 24-6 record thus far and spent three weeks atop the AP poll in late January-early February. Incredibly, OU is only the No. 3 seed in the Big 12 Tournament. That's how good the conference was this season. 

Oklahoma has a tough match-up in the conference quarterfinals, facing off against tournament-bound Iowa State. If they win that game Thursday, they'll likely face second-seeded West Virginia Friday. Of course, in the Big 12, all roads usually have to go through the Kansas Jayhawks, and a potential KU-OU title game on Saturday would be amazing.

Right now, the Sooners are sitting pretty in terms of NCAA seeding, according to the various bracket experts. 

ESPN’s Bracketology: 2-seed in the South playing New Mexico State in Oklahoma City

CBS Sports:1-seed in the South playing either Wagner or Austin Peay in Oklahoma City

USA Today: 1-seed in the West playing Hampton in Oklahoma City

Likely Seed: The picture is pretty clear. The Sooners are at best a 1-seed and at worst a 2-seed barring a loss in the early rounds of the Big 12 Tournament. 

Ceiling: Oklahoma probably won't be the overall No.1 seed in the tournament, but if they beat Kansas and win the conference tournament it isn't out of the question. 

Sooners fans, you have to feel pretty good about your team's tournament outlook right now. Are there any potential early-round match-ups that scare you though?

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