But at the end of the day, this team lost 14 games, five of them at home.
There were some pretty controversial snubs in this year's NCAA Tournament bracket, and now there's speculation that schools like the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were left out of the tournament due to their links to a major FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball.
As an Oklahoma State graduate and supporter, my fanbase certainly is in the middle of the talk after Sunday came and went without the Cowboys being part of the field.
So undeserving was Oklahoma, even Young looked like he couldn't believe it.
But it didn't take long for other teams to start figuring out how to stop the Sooners - all they had to do was stop Trae Young from scoring.
Oklahoma's willingness to play tough teams and their good finish in the Big 12 were the main reasons why the Sooners made the tourney. The St. Mary's Gaels went 28-5 and went into the WCC tournament ranked 20th in the nation. Rhode Island finished the top seed in the regular season in A10 Conference.
The top four teams in the Spokane Region are top-seeded Notre Dame, Oregon, Ohio State and Texas A&M. While it was a bad loss to have this late in the game, the Blue Raiders' resume speaks for itself.
Don't forget before the NCAA Tournament begins, you can also play Bracket Games through CBS Sports by creating a pool with your office, family or friends, or filling out your bracket online. Now bound to play in the NIT, Middle Tennessee will be missed in this year's March Madness.