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Oklahoma Is The Most Controversial Bubble Team Heading Into Selection Sunday

Trae Young taking a jump shot in a game for Oklahoma.

MORGANTOWN, WV - JANUARY 06: Trae Young #11 of the Oklahoma Sooners pulls up for three against the West Virginia Mountaineers at the WVU Coliseum on January 6, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Oklahoma is easily the most controversial bubble team in the country this year heading into Selection Sunday.

Why? Because the Sooners have arguably the best player in the country in Trae Young and a slew of solid victories from the first half of the 2017-2018 season. But the way the team has been playing since mid-January leaves a lot to be desired.

After a win over TCU in January, Oklahoma shot up to No. 4 in the rankings. Since, they're 4-11. The Sooners finished with an 8-10 mark in the Big 12 and were bounced in the first round of the league's tournament.

It seems like most college basketball analysts - just given how the team has been playing recently - don't believe the Sooners deserve a spot in the field. Even ESPN's Dari Nowkhah, who went to Oklahoma, doesn't believe they should be in.

However, in Joe Lunardi's most recent Bracketology, he still has the Sooners in. They're one of the "last four teams in" - meaning they're squarely on the bubble.

Could the NCAA Tournament selection committee pick the Sooners based on the star power of Young? Maybe, but that wouldn't be a good reason.

We'll find out Oklahoma's fate at just after 6:00 PM ET tonight. If I had to take a guess, I'd say they're going to be out.