Oklahoma Sooners vs. Rhode Island Rams Odds Preview 03/15/18


If Young can distribute the ball to his teammates like Christian James and Brady Manek, the Sooners are hard to be defeated. On the season, Oklahoma has defeated opponents by an average of 3.5 points.

Young didn't score for the first 13 minutes and didn't hit a field goal until there was 4:38 to play, but three late drives and a 3-pointer by Young later gave the Sooners back the lead, 67-66, with just over two minutes to play.

Young said he pays attention to the talk - about his team and him individually - about how the Sooners aren't the same team they were early in the season when they were rattling off a string of wins away from home and also about how he has struggled and cost the Sooners' offense. Jared Terrell led the Rams in the first half with seven points and had 13 through the game's first 32 minutes. Unsurprisingly, OU faired poorly in those outings, going 3-5.

Can No. 10 Oklahoma find a way to get past No. 7 Rhode Island when the two meet up in the first round of the NCAA Tournament today at 12:15PM ET?

"I will never do that again", Hurley said. "You have good games". Those are the games that everyone remembers, and they're what make March Madness the one sporting event that nearly everyone has a stake in.

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If you've been on Twitter (or any social media page for that matter), then you've seen the "Dancing Islanders" doing their thing on the sideline, all the while delivering a potentially early blow to everyone's bracket. However, he's coming off a successful bench outing, having made 3 of 6 3-point attempts against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 tournament.

The Rams play some of the highest-pressure defense in the country. "We need guys to go out there, have energy, but yeah, just make shots". Thanks to a thrilling triple-overtime victory over Davidson in the last week of the regular season, the Bonnies finished the A-10 slate in second place, just one game behind Rhode Island.

Accuscore has simulated the matchup 10 000 times and Rhode Island is the most likely team to come on top. Based on Accuscore simulations, after winning the first game Rhode Island has 17.15% chance of making it through the Sweet 16 to Elite 8.

Up next for Tennessee will be the victor of Thursday afternoon's game between No. 6 Miami (Fla.) and No. 11 Loyola-Chicago.