After the loss of Blake Griffin the Sooners dropped two straight to rival Texas as well as defending national champions Kansas, and are no longer sitting in the driver's seat for the Big 12 title.
Currently Oklahoma sits in second place in the race for the Big 12 and has only a slim chance at winning the title outright.
The Sooners have only Missouri and Oklahoma State left on their schedule, two teams they collected wins against earlier in the season. Ironically, at this point Oklahoma must put faith in their hated rival Texas in hopes of knocking off the Jayhawks, who seem to be heating up right before tournament time.
"He hated the fact we struggled without him but he's going to come back ready," said Taylor Griffin speaking about his younger brother.
In the end the Sooners might not care about the title anyway. Oklahoma native Blake Griffin is back in the lineup after suffering a concussion against Texas, which greatly increases the Sooners odds of finishing this season without another blemish. Oklahoma is still looking for a number one seed in the NCAA tournament and a trip to the Final Four would make OU fans forget about their regular season follies.