Triple Option: Kruger's first season over

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. Lon Kruger’s first season at the helm of Oklahoma’s basketball program came to an end on Wednesday. The Sooners disappointing 62-53 loss to Texas A&M was a perfect example of their struggles this season. They couldn’t get everyone going offensively at the same time and, when push came to shove, they couldn’t make game-winning plays down the stretch. It could be a summer of regret for OU’s roster, so will they use that as motivation or allow it to fester into next season?

2. Spring football is underway and it’s safe to say receiver Trey Metoyer has looked the part early. Whenever his teammates are asked about the spring enrolle e-- who originally signed with OU in the class of 2010 but spent a semester at prep school -- they respond with glowing words. It’s not too early to say he could emerge as a key member of the offense this fall.

3. Sherri Coale’s women’s squad will open the Big 12 Tournament against Missouri at 5 p.m. (CT) this evening. The Sooners won a coin flip to secure the No. 2 seed in the tournament after finishing tied with Texas A&M with a 11-7 conference record. The Sooners swept Tigers, who upset Oklahoma State in the first round, by a combined seven points in two regular season meetings between the two teams.