It’s been a decade – literally – since any program other than Kansas won the Big 12 regular season title in men’s basketball. But the 2014-2015 season, according to Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, won’t result in an 11th straight championship for the boys from Lawrence. Hield, who grew into one of the conference’s best guards last season, told CBS Sports’ Jeff Borzello that his Sooners are going to take the crown this upcoming year.
Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield: “We’re gonna win the Big 12. I’m saying it right now, we’re gonna win the Big 12.”
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 11, 2014
OU actually finished last year with a 12-6 record in-conference, good enough for second place behind the Jayhawks. The Sooners were a 5-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but got bounced in the first game by North Dakota State. They’ll have to improve greatly and see KU have a down season for Hield’s prediction to come true. We’ll be watching.