Oklahoma at a glance
Eds: With BKC--Oklahoma Preview
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Last season: 24-11, lost in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.
Nickname: Sooners. Coach: Lon Kruger.
Conference: Big 12.
Who left: Forward TaShawn Thomas started every game last season and averaged 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds.
The Skinny: Hield considered leaving for the NBA but chose to return, fueling Final Four hopes. The Sooners are experienced, versatile, deep and well coached, and they expect to make a deep run in March.