OU Football/Basketball Texas Two-Step
October 21, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma men's basketball team will tip off the 2013-14 regular season in less than three weeks when it plays Alabama on Friday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. CT inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Part of the Tip-Off Classic (other games the same day in Dallas feature TCU vs. SMU and Baylor vs. Colorado), the OU-Alabama contest will take place less than 24 hours after Oklahoma's important Thursday night road football game at currently undefeated Baylor (kickoff at 6:30 p.m.).

The OU Athletics Department encourages fans traveling south from Oklahoma to the Baylor football game to also support Lon Kruger's OU hoops team against Alabama on their way back to the Sooner State.

Tickets to the OU-Alabama game and Tip-Off Classic are available at

The OU men's basketball team finished 20-12 last year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. Nine of the Sooners' 15 players on the 2013-14 roster have never suited up for OU. Kruger's squad was picked fifth in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, tied with Kansas State.

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