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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Game Seven Open Thread: TCU

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Tip Time: 7:00 p.m. CST
Location: Ft Worth, TX/ Daniel B. Meyer Coliseum
TV: CSTV also available on webcast here ($9.95 charge)
Radio: 1520 AM (OKC), 97.5 FM (Tulsa)

Bounce back time for the Sooners! After losing on the road at USC last week its imperative that OU pick up a win tonight in Fort Worth. The Frogs have a 4-1 record with their loss coming to Texas Tech. They have three players who average double digits in scoring led by guard Brent Hackett who averages 13.6 points a game.  Guard Henry Salter is averaging 12.8 points and 5.6 rebounds a game.  Forward Kevin Langford averages 11.8 points a game.  Forward Alvardo Parker scores 9.2 points a game.

After losses to Memphis and USC the Sooner have proven that they are not yet playing at a top 25 level. But what level are they playing on? Tonight's game will provide us the answer. A win over TCU on the road would show that the Sooners are a fringe/bubble team - not yet good enough to be turning heads but still good enough to keep an eye on. A loss would show that there is still a lot of work to be done.

Oklahoma Projected Starters
F  23  Blake Griffin     6-10 243  Fr.  13.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg
C 30 Longar Longar   6-11  234 Sr.  10.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg
G 5  Tony Crocker     6-6   193  So.  10.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg
G 11 Omar Leary      5-10  163 Jr.      8.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg
G 20 Austin Johnson  6-3   165 Jr.      6.9 ppg, 2.4 apg

TCU Projected Starters
F 32 Kevin Langford 6-8 242 Jr. 11.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg
F 33 Alvardo Parker 6-8 218 Sr.  9.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg
G  1 Mike Scott        6-0 175 Fr.  5.0 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 3.0 apg
G 12 Brent Hackett   6-2 203 Sr. 13.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg
G 24 Henry Salter    6-4 215  Jr. 12.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg