After a 16-15 season in 2006-07 that saw Oklahoma's streak of 25 consecutive NCAA Tournament or NIT appearances come to an end, the 2007-08 Sooners rebounded with a 23-12 campaign and earned a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament East Regional. OU, which finished tied for fourth place in the Big 12 Conference with a 9-7 record and advanced to the semifinals of the league tourney, beat Saint Joseph's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to No. 3 seed Louisville.
Following is a list of notes and accomplishments from the 2007-08 season:
• Oklahoma posted its 27th consecutive winning season, good for the longest streak among Big 12 schools (Kansas ranks second with 25, Oklahoma State ranks third with 20 and Texas is fourth with 10).
• The team's NCAA Tournament win over Saint Joseph's was the first in the career of head coach Jeff Capel.
• The Sooners' 23 wins gave the program at least 20 victories for the 10th time in the last 11 campaigns. OU has averaged 24 wins over the last 11 years.
• After starting 3-5 in Big 12 Conference play, Oklahoma won six of its final eight league games and finished in a tie for fourth place at 9-7. OU won the tie-breaker with Baylor (regular season sweep) and earned a first-round bye in the Big 12 Championship. It marked the ninth bye for OU in the 12-year history of the event.
• Oklahoma set an NCAA Division I record (since the advent of the shot clock in 1986) on March 1 against Texas A&M for length of time holding an opponent scoreless (16:12). The Aggies' final point of the first half came with 12:51 remaining and they didn't score for the first 3:21 of the second half.
• All three of the Sooners' wins against ranked teams came away from Lloyd Noble Center. OU beat No. 18 Gonzaga (72-68 on Dec. 20 in Oklahoma City) and posted victories at No. 23 West Virginia (88-82 in double overtime on Dec. 29) and at Baylor (77-71 on Jan. 26). Prior to this season, the last time OU won a true road game over a ranked opponent was in the 2000-01 season.