Oklahoma State to play Oklahoma at home for first time since ’98 NCAA Tournament
Posted On May 23, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Oklahoma State is set to play at Oklahoma City for the first time in more than 50 years when the Cowboys play host to the Sooners on Wednesday night.
The home-and-home series between the two schools began in ’98, when Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
The Cowboys are on the verge of their ninth straight trip to the Final Four, having reached the tournament for the last three years.
They lost in last year’s NCAA Final Four to North Carolina, but they have not lost to an SEC team since losing in 2009 to Florida.
Oklahoma State (25-13, 14-8 Big 12) is one of four undefeated teams in the Big 12, with TCU (20-10, 13-8), Kansas State (19-11, 14, 8) and Baylor (18-14, 12, 7) also unbeaten.
Oklahomans coach Mike Gundy, who will be a part of the tournament’s broadcast crew, was in charge of the series.
The Cowboys beat the Soonies 79-66 on Jan. 28, 2002, in Norman, Oklahoma.
Okies point guard Isaiah Taylor has missed the last two games with a strained right hamstring, and forward Terrence Jones is questionable with a knee injury.