OU's Big 12/Pac-10 Series Foe Set

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

April 27, 2009

NORMAN, Okla. - The Big 12 and Pac-10 Conferences have announced the dates and matchups for the 2009 Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series in men's basketball.  Oklahoma will host Arizona on Sunday, Dec. 6 in Norman.

The Sooners are 4-1 all-time against an Arizona program that has competed in 25 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, good for the nation's longest current streak.  The Wildcats advanced to the Sweet 16 this past March and finished the season with a 21-14 overall record.

The majority of the games in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series, which will be in its third year, are scheduled for Dec. 3-6, with three taking place outside the four-day series window.  The matchups are new for 2009, after two straight campaigns of the same home-and-away meetings.  In 2010, the contests will be return games from this year and take place from December 2-5. 

Last season, the two leagues split the Hardwood Series outings, 6-6, with OU edging USC by a 73-72 score in Norman.  In all games played between the two conferences during 2008-09, the Big 12 held a 10-7 edge.  The Pac-10 holds a 13-11 advantage in the first two years of the Hardwood Series.  A season ago, the 12 contests averaged more than 10,000 fans and in two years games from the event have seen 244,029 fans go through the turnstiles.

Additional components of the series, including the start times and television broadcast information, will be announced at a later date.


Sunday, Nov. 29
Nebraska at USC

Thursday, Dec. 3
Washington at Texas Tech
USC at Texas
Baylor at Arizona State

Friday, Dec. 4
Colorado at Oregon State

Saturday, Dec. 5
Oregon at Missouri
Iowa State at California
Washington State at Kansas State

Sunday, Dec. 6
Arizona at Oklahoma
Kansas at UCLA

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Oklahoma State at Stanford

Tuesday, Dec. 22
Texas A&M at Washington