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"Speaking of quietly impressive NCAA tournament résumés, how about the Oklahoma Sooners? Lon Kruger's team has a top-20 RPI, a top-five SOS and a top-10 nonconference mark. How is this possible? Oklahoma wisely limited the number of truly bad RPI teams it played in November and December, helping put most of its nonconference successes in the top-100 field (even if those teams -- UTEP, West Virginia, Northwestern State, Texas A&M, etc. -- stack up to far less than the sum of their individual RPIs). Anyway, if a second win over Baylor on Saturday (90-76 in Norman) doesn't totally lock the Sooners into the tournament, let's just say it's close. What a job Kruger has done."