NORMAN, Okla. The all-time winningest coach in University of Oklahoma basketball history, Billy Tubbs will attend OU’s 7 p.m. game against Texas Tech on Saturday and be honored as part of the program’s 100th-year-of-basketball celebration. He will sign autographs on the upper concourse beginning at 5:45 p.m. and will address the crowd at halftime.
Tubbs, who presided over one of the most glorious eras of Sooner Basketball, compiled a 333-132 (.716) record from the 1980-81 season through the 1993-94 campaign. He took nine OU teams to the NCAA Tournament and piloted the 1987-88 squad to a 35-4 record and the national title game. Four of his teams advanced to the Sweet 16 or farther and his 1989-90 group finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll.
Starting with the 1987-88 season, Oklahoma averaged more than 100 points a game for three straight years. Tubbs’ teams scored at least 150 points in a contest on six occasions, including 173 points against U.S. International in the 1989-90 season opener (OU tallied 97 in the first half alone).
Tubbs, now serving as the athletics director at Lamar University, coached four Sooners (Wayman Tisdale, Harvey Grant, Stacey King and Mookie Blaylock) to All-America honors a total of seven seasons.
A limited number of tickets to Saturday’s game are available from $10 to $25. Call the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 456-4668 or (405) 325-2424, or click here, for information or to make purchases.