OU Men's Basketball News

MBB: The Summer of Buddy Love

(by Joh Rhode) Oklahoma junior shooting guard Buddy Hield has attended a few OKC Thunder games the last two seasons. He has marveled up close at the remarkable skills of four-time NBA scoring champ and 2013-14 Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant, who not only has...Read more w/video

OU Alumni Game brings laughs, competition

(by Justin Hite) On Saturday afternoon inside Lloyd Noble Center, the mood changed very slowly as Oklahoma legends from the past six decades relived their more youthful days. Sooners’ legend Clifford Ray started for his team in the Oklahoma Legends Game and had plenty of laughs...Read more

Crimson Edges Cream in Alumni Basketball Game

NORMAN -- Down almost the entire contest, the Crimson Team pulled out a 99-96 win in OU's fourth annual Legends Alumni Game at Lloyd Noble Center Saturday afternoon. Ebi Ere, who played on OU's 2002 Final Four and 2003 Elite Eight teams and still plays professionally...Read more

MBB: Former Sooners return for weekend

(by Justin Hite) In more than 12 years since he left Oklahoma, Aaron McGhee has seen the world. The former Sooners' star and 1,000-point scorer, has played in nine different countries. Italy. Spain. South Korea. China. Philippines. Russia. Ukraine. Israel. Puerto Rico...Read more

OU basketball to host Alumni weekend

(by Justin Hite) The past will be recreated this weekend in Norman for the Oklahoma men's basketball program. The Sooners will be welcoming back former coaches and players for the fourth annual Sooner Basketball Family Weekend even this Friday and Saturday...Read more

Sooners release basketball schedule

(by Justin Hite) After making a splash on Big Monday, the Oklahoma Sooners found out Thursday that they’ll play 18 total games on the ESPN family of networks when the full schedule for the 2014-15 season was released. Oklahoma will open the season against Baylor on Jan. 3...Read more

OU's Big 12 Men's Hoops Schedule Announced

NORMAN -- The Big 12 Conference released its 90-game 2015 men's basketball schedule Thursday, completing the University of Oklahoma's 2014-15 slate. OU, which begins its league schedule Jan. 3 at home against Baylor, will have all 18 of its conference games televised...Read more

MBB: Oklahoma primed for national stage

(by Justin Hite) Lon Kruger's first year at Oklahoma was about getting back to the NCAA Tournament. It seems as though his second year will be about doing much more. The Sooners will definitely have a bigger stage. Oklahoma will make three guaranteed appearances on ESPN's...Read more

MBB Introducing: Bola Alade

NORMAN, Okla. -- 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 6-4, 184-pound freshman Bola Alade (pronounced BO-luh uh-LAH-day)...Read more

Mitch Richmond thanks Lon Kruger at Hall of Fame induction

(by Kellis Robinett) Mitch Richmond could hardly contain his emotions when it was time for him to speak at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday in Springfield, Mass. As he stepped to the podium and looked at the crowd of famous faces...Read more

Battle 4 Atlantis Bracket Revealed

NORMAN -- The Oklahoma men's basketball team will open the highly competitive 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis by playing UCLA on Wednesday, Nov. 26, on Paradise Island near Nassau, Bahamas. The bracket for the eight-team Thanksgiving week tournament was announced today...Read more

MBB: OU makes Milton's shortlist

(by RJ Young) 2015 guard Shake Milton narrowed his list of suitors to four schools in an announcement on Twitter on Monday night. He expects to sign during the early period this fall but hasn't set a date. Among those still in the hunt for Milton's services are Southern...Read more

MBB: Alumni Weekend Set For Aug. 22-23

NORMAN -- The University of Oklahoma men's basketball program will welcome back former OU players and coaches for the fourth annual Sooner Basketball Family Weekend alumni event Friday-Saturday, Aug. 22-23, head coach Lon Kruger announced Monday. Activities scheduled for the...Read more

Hield Drops a 16-12 in Bahamas Win at FIBA Americas

(by Kevin Flaherty) Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield had a great game in helping the Bahamas defeat El Salvador 96-47 as part of the FIBA Americas Tournament. Hield made 6-of-15 shots from the field -- he missed all six three-point attempts -- and 4-of-5 free throws to finish with 16...Read more

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

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