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Oklahoma Sooner Basketball Game Four Open Thread: Memphis

Tip Time:     Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. CST
Location:     New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
TV:               ESPN2
Radio:          Sooner Radio Network KRXO FM-107.7 in Oklahoma City; KMOD FM-97.5 in Tulsa

We'll know a lot more about Oklahoma's basketball team tonight after they take on the Memphis Tigers in the semifinals of the 2K College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. The Tigers are ranked third in the nation and are led by Junior guard Chris Douglas-Roberts who is averaging a team-high 23.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and freshman point guard Derrick Rose who is averaging 19.0 points and 5.5 rebounds.

The Tigers got to New York by knocking off Tennessee-Martin and Richmond. While the Sooners will provide to be the toughest competition Memphis has faced to this point of the tournament it should be noted that the Tigers are in a class of their own. In other words there is a reason they are ranked third in the country.

An upset win would be fantastic to see tonight but more realistically OU fans should be satisfied to see the Sooners keep pace with Memphis and show continued improvement. The season is young and tonight's game will show us where OU stands in what seems to be a watered down Big 12 Conference this season.

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Memphis Projected Starters
F 00  Shawn Taggart           6-10   230 So. 5.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg
F  2   Robert Dozier             6-9     215  Jr. 9.5 ppg,   9.0 rpg
G 5   Antonio Anderson        6-6     210  Jr. 7.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5.0 apg
G 14 Chris Douglas-Roberts 6-7     200  Jr. 23.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.5 spg
G 23 Derrick Rose               6-3     190  Fr. 19.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 apg

Oklahoma Projected Starters
F 23  Blake Griffin     6-10 243 Fr.  16.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg
F 32 Taylor Griffin     6-7   230 Jr.  11.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg
G 5  Tony Crocker     6-6   193 So. 12.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg
G 11 Omar Leary      5-10  163 Jr.   9.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg
G 20 Austin Johnson 6-3    165 Jr.   5.3 ppg, 3.0 apg