Sooners inch closer to locking up NCAA tournament berth

Oklahoma guard Christian James skipped off the court slapping hands with fans who crowded the southeast corner of Lloyd Noble Center. 

“Let’s go. We’re still in it,” James shouted.

The Sooners had just won their first game, 86-77 over Kansas State Saturday, in nearly a month. In losing six straight, they had dropped out of the top 25 and their once clear case