After spending last season as a virtual life-support system for mesmerizing, long-range-bombing guard Trae Young, the Sooners entered this season as a team without a clear identity. Now that the tourney dawns, it's still tough to describe OU's personality. Is it the squad that bumped off Kansas in early March to secure its bid or the one that dropped five straight Big 12 games in a two-week span?
Oklahoma is good, but it's not near great. It enters the tournament with a losing conference record and, other than the win over the Jayhawks, no signature triumphs. Will Coach Lon Kruger's Sooners find their identity, along with some tournament wins, this March?
ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel, and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams to help you make smart picks in your bracket.