OU Men's Hoops Team Closes Tour with 90-61 Victory
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - The Oklahoma men's basketball team didn't seem fazed by the fact it was playing its fourth game in 38 hours when it visited Douglas College Monday morning. The Sooners stormed to a 27-6 lead through the first 10 minutes of play and wrapped up a 4-0 exhibition tour of Canada with a 90-61 win.
Beginning June 1st, the Mid-Continent Conference will be known as the Summit League. The name change is part of the "Summit Plan" to try and turn the league into a premier academic and athletic mid-major conference. The Mid-Con has struggled in recent years to find an identity, as its schools are scattered throughout the country, and it has experienced turnover in member teams. Going forward, the league will consist of: Centenary College, IPFW, IUPUI, UMKC, North Dakota State, Oakland, Oral Roberts, South Dakota State, Southern Utah and Western Illinois. The new logo and name "summit" are meant to suggest the peak of excellence, and not have any association with being located around a mountainous region.
TULSA-Cornerstone (Texas) Christian School teammates Jonathan Dunn (Toledo, Ohio), Tim Morton (Greenbelt, Md.) and Clement N'Gom (Gue de Longroi, France) have signed National Letters-of-Intent to play basketball at Oral Roberts University, ORU head coach Scott Sutton announced on Friday.
The trio helped lead coach Walter Webb's Cornerstone Christian (San Antonio, Texas) elite prep team to a 32-11 record and the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship in March.