All-Time Greats: Blake Griffin, Eduardo Najera, Trae Young, Paul Corty
Rivals: Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Texas Tech
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Tickets
Ever since the first Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team was established in 1907, student-athletes have proudly worn the school colors of Crimson and Cream. Whether they're tearing up the court at the Lloyd Noble Center or traveling to take on rivals, the Sooners are ready to take charge. Oklahoma has garnered more than 1,670 wins in its 100-plus years of playing basketball. This history includes five appearances in the NCAA Tournament Final Four. While the Sooners have yet to with a national title, they were runners-up twice, in 1947 and 1988. College basketball fans will certainly want to experience the "Boomer Sooner" nation in person. To get Oklahoma Sooners' basketball tickets, use StubHub.
Who is the head coach for the Oklahoma Sooners?
Lon Kruger has been the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners since 2012. With 33 seasons of coaching under his belt, Lon Kruger boasts the rank of 10th in the most career wins among active coaches. Previous coaches include Jeff Capel (2006-2011), Kelvin Sampson (1995-2006) and Billy Tubbs (1981-1994).
What was the Oklahoma Sooners’ record last season?
The Sooners finished the 2017-2018 season with a record of 18-14. Placing sixth in Big 12 play with an 8-10 record, the Oklahoma Sooners lost to Oklahoma State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. Later receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Sooners faced off against Rhode Island. They lost in the first round of this tournament.
How big is the Lloyd Noble Center?
Since opening in 1975, the Lloyd Noble Center has seen over five million fans come through its doors. Serving as the home of the University of Oklahoma men and women’s basketball teams and women’s gymnastics, the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., can seat 11,652 fans. Most of the structure is underground, but the area contains approximately 18,000 square feet of arena floor space.
Do the Oklahoma Sooners have any rival teams?
One of the oldest and most contentious rivalries for the Oklahoma University Sooners is none other than Oklahoma State University. When these two interstate teams face off, it is commonly known as "Bedlam." This is because the rivalry between the schools stretches across more than one sport. The Sooners also have rivalries with the Iowa State Cyclones and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
What conference do the Oklahoma Sooners play in?
The Oklahoma Sooners are a member of the Big 12 Conference. Since joining the conference in 1996, Oklahoma has had the second-most Big 12 Conference tournament wins. Historically, the University of Oklahoma started out in the Southwest Athletic Conference in 1914. After switching to the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1919, the Sooners moved into the Big Six Conference in 1928 and then the Big Eight Conference through 1996.
Who are some of the most notable players who have been a part of the team?
Born in Oklahoma City, Blake Griffin played for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2007 to 2009. He was drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009 and signed a contract to play for the Detroit Pistons in 2018. Eduardo Najera is also a well-known Sooner. After playing for Oklahoma University from 1996 to 2000, he was drafted in the second round of NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, where he played from 2000 to 2012. Najera was the first Mexican player to be drafted into the NBA.Back to Top
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