Sooners Sweep Huskers in Rain Canceled Affair

NORMAN, Okla. – The final game of a three-game set between the No. 11 Sooners and Nebraska Cornhuskers was cancelled due to rain.

The rain out means that the Sooners (29-11, 9-7 Big 12) swept Nebraska, marking their second series victory and sweep during conference play.

Sunday's cancellation is a good and a bad thing for OU.

It's good simply because the Sooners have another Big 12 series victory and didn't have another letdown that put them back in both the standings and momentum.

This sweep will look good on OU's resume at the end of the year when the selection committee picks who gets a regional host, which isn't completely out of the realm of possibility yet, and may make some forget – or at least not notice as much – how bad some of their losses against Missouri and Kansas State were.

This victory is also a good launching point for a much-needed turnaround for the team that was once ranked in the top three and has been going through some internal turmoil in recent weeks.

If OU starts playing better and works its way back to prominence, then everyone will look back at this sweep as the moment that got things back on track.

The only problem with not getting to play Sunday was that the Sooners don't get the chance to climb up the Big 12 standings if they had won the finale.

OU already was behind the eight ball with its snowed out game against Missouri and by losing a few games it shouldn't have, so playing this game and possibly reaching the 10-win mark would have been better than remaining stagnant in the standings.

Still, whether you look at this rain out as a good or bad thing, the Sooners have a lot of work to do.

The sweep will mean nothing if they can't continue winning conference series and key midweek games, but it's a good start in the long road back to Omaha.

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