OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) For the first time since coach Lon Kruger arrived in 2011, high expectations surround the Oklahoma program.
Starters Buddy Hield, Isaiah Cousins, Ryan Spangler and Jordan Woodard are back from a team that finished second in the Big 12 last season and landed a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament. The conference's coaches have picked the Sooners to finish third in the Big 12.
Kruger said he's aware of what people are saying - and will remind his team that success is earned.