OU Men's Basketball News

MBB Introducing: TaShawn Thomas

NORMAN -- Once a week until the beginning of the fall semester in mid-August, SoonerSports.com will introduce a new member of the OU men's basketball team. This week's feature subject is 6-8, 240-pound senior TaShawn Thomas (first name pronounced TAY-shawn). A transfer from the...Read more

Men's Hoops: Hield's busy summer continues

(by Eddie Radosevich) OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lon Kruger has experienced more than his fair share of summer hoops. Over 30-plus years as a collegiate head coach will do that. The routine can be a grind. Heading into his fourth season in Norman expectations for Kruger's team...Read more w/video

MBB: Washington to play Oklahoma in Las Vegas

(by Percy Allen) Washington will face Oklahoma in the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday Dec. 20 in Las Vegas. The 6 p.m. PT game will be televised by ESPNU. The Huskies-Sooners matchup will precede a game between Utah and UNLV...Read more

Men's Hoops Earns NABC Academic Honor

NORMAN -- The University of Oklahoma men's basketball program was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday with the organization's Team Academic Excellence Award. Created by the NABC Committee on Academics, the award...Read more

MBB Introducing: Dinjiyl Walker

NORMAN -- Once a week until the beginning of the fall semester in mid-August, SoonerSports.com will introduce a new member of the OU men's basketball team. This week's feature subject is 6-1, 193-pound junior Dinjiyl Walker (first name pronounced din-JELL)...Read more w/video

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield confident Sooners can once again exceed expectations

(by Raphielle Johnson) LAS VEGAS -- Prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the Oklahoma Sooners were expected to be a team firmly entrenched in the middle of the pack in the Big 12. While head coach Lon Kruger did return key players such as Cameron Clark and Buddy Hield...Read more

MBB Introducing: Jamuni McNeace

NORMAN -- Once a week until the beginning of the fall semester in mid-August, SoonerSports.com will introduce a new member of the OU men's basketball team. This week's feature subject is 6-10, 196-pound freshman Jamuni McNeace (first name pronounced juh-MUN-ee)...Read more w/video

OU Men's Basketball: Introducing Khadeem Lattin

NORMAN -- Once a week for the next six weeks, SoonerSports.com will introduce a new member of the OU men's basketball team. First up is freshman Khadeem Lattin, a 6-9, 200-pound forward from Houston, Texas. Lattin has impressive bloodlines and an interesting playing background...Read more

OU's Hield invited to LeBron James camp

(by Justin Hite) Buddy Hield was a second-team All-Big 12 performer last year, and on Wednesday, he’ll be going to his second major collegiate camp in less than three weeks. The junior wing competed at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in late June and will leave Wednesday for...Read more

Buddy Hield Earns Invite to LeBron Skills Academy

NORMAN -- Just prior to leaving the OU campus in late June for the Kevin Durant Skills Academy as one of the nation's top-30 wings, junior Buddy Hield said he hoped to perform well enough at the three-day event to earn an invite to this week's prestigious LeBron James Skills...Read more

Lon Kruger's Leading Role in Fight Against Cancer

NORMAN -- Oklahoma fans are well aware of the success Lon Kruger has enjoyed in the game of basketball, especially the job he's done in three years running OU's program. There's very little he hasn't achieved in his 28-year collegiate head coaching career, and he has...Read more w/video

Kruger, assistants get pay raise

(by RJ Young) ARDMORE -- The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents showed how pleased they are with the direction of many of OU's sports programs on Wednesday. The regents approved raises at the Samuel Noble Foundation Center for 29 of the university's coaches and...Read more

Buddy Hield to Learn from NBA MVP Durant

NORMAN -- Oklahoma junior guard Buddy Hield learns daily from one of the best collegiate head coaches in the country in Lon Kruger. This weekend Hield will learn from one of the best players in the world -- reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant. Hield is one of a handful of collegians...Read more w/video

Healing Cousins Recounts Scary May Night

Nothing about the start to Isaiah Cousins' evening on May 27 indicated it would take the turn that it did. A guard on the Oklahoma basketball team, Cousins had wrapped up his sophomore year of school in mid-May and returned home to Mount Vernon, N.Y. -- just north of the Bronx...Read more

Four Biggest Questions for the 2014-15 Oklahoma Sooner Basketball team

(by Nathan Harkins) Excitement is sky-high for the Oklahoma Sooners football team. And for good reason, the 2014 version of Oklahoma football has a chance to be special. There are other teams that in Norman you should also be excited about. The men’s basketball team, for example...Read more

Manyang gives Kruger legit big man with commitment

(by RJ Young) Oklahoma landed a commitment from one of the top junior college players in the 2015 class in the country on Father's Day. Indian Hills Community College 7-footer Akolda Manyang made his decision on Saturday night and informed Oklahoma's coaching staff on Sunday...Read more

Men's Hoops: Sooners wait and see for Thomas' waiver

(by RJ Young) All six of Oklahoma's newcomers arrived to Norman on time this week. Sooners Bola Alade, Dante Buford, Khadeem Lattin, Jamuni McNeace, TaShawn Thomas and Dinjily Walker have begun summer courses and will participate in team activities...Read more w/video

Video: Tulsa Caravan - Lon Kruger

Lon Kruger meets with media Thursday, June 5. (5:01)...Watch video

Thomas the missing piece for OU men's basketall?

(by Bob Przybylo) Expectations are going to be high for Oklahoma as the fourth season for Lon Kruger approaches. And if TaShawn Thomas is ruled eligible, those expectations are going to be just that much higher. That's just how big of a piece to the puzzle Thomas can be...Read more

Unveiled: Men's Hoops Releases Non-Conference Schedule

NORMAN -- University of Oklahoma Head Men's Basketball Coach Lon Kruger and Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Joe Castiglione announced the Sooners' 14-game 2014 non-conference schedule Wednesday, a slate that features eight home dates (two of them exhibitions...Read more

OU Mourns Loss of Former Two-Sport Star

NORMAN -- The University of Oklahoma athletics family is mourning the loss of Bobby Jack, one of the most accomplished two-sport stars in school history. Jack died Friday, May 23, at the age of 63. He had been battling cardiovascular complications recently. A standout on the baseball...Read more

Kruger Statement On Cousins Injury

NORMAN -- University of Oklahoma head men's basketball coach Lon Kruger issued the following statement Wednesday on Isaiah Cousins, who was hit with an errant bullet Tuesday night in his home state of New York: "I've spoken to Isaiah and he is doing well. It truly was a matter...Read more

Isaiah Cousins shot, Kruger expects full recovery

(by RJ Young) Oklahoma junior Isaiah Cousins was shot with a stray bullet in his hometown of Mount Vernon, N.Y., last night. The shooting was non-fatal. The gunshot hit Cousins in his rear shoulder. "The bullet struck him in the back of the shoulder and doctors are not planning...Read more

Report: OU Basketball Player, Isaiah Cousins, Shot (UPDATED)

(by Jordan Esco) The Journal News is reporting that Oklahoma basketball player Isaiah Cousins has been shot in the shoulder as a result of what police have said was an errant bullet from one of two warring street gangs. According to the story and Mount Vernon...Read more

MBB: OU Welcomes Houston Transfer TaShawn Thomas

NORMAN -- University of Oklahoma head men's basketball coach Lon Kruger announced the addition of University of Houston transfer TaShawn Thomas (first name pronounced TAY-shawn) to the OU roster on Tuesday. Thomas, the Cougars' leading scorer and rebounder last season, signed a...Read more

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