Oklahoma Sooners

Porter Moser Has a One-Word Answer When Asked About Big 12 Officiating

Oklahoma men's basketball coach Porter Moser.

Oklahoma, along with rival Texas, will be headed to the SEC in a matter of months as the Sooners wrap up their final athletic year as members of the Big 12 Conference.

The news that OU and Texas were headed out came back in the summer of 2021, and in the time that has elapsed since then, there have been plenty of words and feelings exchanged.

The unique dynamic that has resulted in the duo’s extended exit has also given life to the narrative that Big 12 officials are calling games with the intent to give Oklahoma and Texas’ opponents an advantage when facing the defectors.

 

To be fair, there is evidence out there that would support some of these claims, but it’s not like we aren’t seeing officials miss obvious calls in other games as well.

Still, it’s been a point of contention for the fan bases for both football and basketball in the past several seasons.

Porter Moser and Oklahoma (16-6, 4-5) have hit a rough stretch of their 2023-24 season, having lost three of their last four games, and several feel that the Sooners haven’t been getting even the obvious calls recently in Big 12 play.

 

Moser was asked about the recent officiating during weekly availability on Tuesday morning and didn’t have much to say on the matter.

“Next,” Moser said on recent officiating.

“Sorry, I don’t mean not to answer your questions. I’m always available to answer, but that one’s a tough one for me to talk about.”

Both the Sooners (T-108th) and Longhorns (T-161st) rank middle-of-the-pack in the Big 12 when it comes to personal fouls this season.

Oklahoma is back in action on Wednesday night when the Sooners play host to No. 21 BYU (16-5, 4-4) with tipoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT (ESPN+).

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