Athlon Picks Men's Hoops in Top 10
Sept. 5, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. - Another top-10 preseason ranking for the OU men's basketball team appeared on the Lloyd Noble Center doorstep on Friday. Athlon Sports has tabbed the Sooners at No. 10 nationally.
Athlon's College Basketball annual, which will be available on newsstands Sept. 9, predicts that Jeff Capel's OU squad will reach the Sweet 16 of the 2009 NCAA tournament. The magazine also honors sophomore forward Blake Griffin as a preseason first-team All-America selection and the Big 12 Player of the Year. Freshman guard Willie Warren is a preseason third-team all-conference selection.
Earlier in the summer, Rivals.com tabbed Oklahoma as the No. 7 team in its preseason national rankings.
The Sooners start the 2008-09 regular season Nov. 14 when they host 2008 NCAA tournament participant American. They will host exhibition games Nov. 5 and 8 at Lloyd Noble Center.
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