March 2, 2003
NORMAN, Okla. -
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The Oklahoma men's basketball team will begin its final week of the regular season by hosting Nebraska on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center. The game will air live on the Sooner Basketball Radio Network and also on the Sooner Sports Television Network (KWTV Ch. 9 in Oklahoma City and KWBT Ch. 19 in Tulsa).
The Sooners (20-5 overall, 11-3 Big 12) are tied for second place with Texas in the conference race, a game behind Kansas. OU could win the Big 12 title outright with two wins and a pair of KU losses (the Jayhawks play at Texas Tech and at Missouri) or earn a share of the title with two wins and one Kansas loss. Oklahoma closes out the regular season on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. home game against Texas.
Oklahoma is coming off a 69-64 win at Texas A&M in which Hollis Price led the Sooners in scoring for the fourth straight game and sixth time in the last seven outings. He had a game-high 23 points. The senior guard was 8-for-13 from the field and knocked down 4-of-5 three-point attempts. Price also added three boards and five assists. OU shot .490 from the field, .529 from beyond the arc and .750 from the foul line while outrebounding the Aggies 35-28.
The win was OU's 20th of the season and gave the program its sixth straight 20-win campaign under head coach Kelvin Sampson.
The Sooners will be looking to extend the nation's longest home court winning streak on Tuesday night. OU has won 36 consecutive games at home (Western Kentucky has also recorded 36 straight home wins).
Saturday's game against Texas will mark the final Lloyd Noble Center appearance for OU's four seniors: Ebi Ere, Price, Jozsef Szendrei and Quannas White. The game against the Longhorns will be televised nationally by ABC.