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ARLINGTON, Texas It's been almost 25 years since a current member of the Big 12 Conference founds its way to a basketball court on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.
Oklahoma State ventured to Texas Hall on Dec. 3, 1987, and was knocked off by the Mavericks 69-58.
UTA is hoping for similar results Friday night when the Mavericks host Oklahoma at 7 p.m. at College Park Center in what's arguably the biggest-game ever at the downtown Arlington school.
"It's important to win with OU here," said UTA head coach Scott Cross. "That's my expectation is to win the basketball game. The days of just showing up and trying to draw a paycheck and being somebody's whipping boy are over. We have to take that next step."
Taking the next step would be huge for UTA, which is off to a 1-0 start. There will certainly be plenty of people watching. UTA's basketball complex opened towards the end of last season and the Mavericks drew well...
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Oklahoma's stingy secondary is getting another chance to slow down a 3,000-yard passer.
The Sooners held Nick Florence to a season-low 172 yards in a win over Baylor last week. On Saturday night, No. 13 Oklahoma will try to put the kibosh on West Virginia's Geno Smith.
The Sooners have allowed only two opponents to throw for more than 200 yards this season.
The Sooners are 2-2 all-time against West Virginia, but suffered a 48-28 Fiesta Bowl shellacking in the last meeting despite having Sam Bradford and crew, and they'll look to win in their first trip to Morgantown. Sooners Illustrated tells you how they can get it done.
The Oklahoma Sooners survived a scare in hostile territory Friday. In front of a record homecoming crowd of 6,421, the Sooners narrowly avoided an upset at the hand of the Texas-Arlington Mavericks, escaping with a 63-59 win, improving to 2-0 on the year.
Freshman Buddy Hield led the way for the Sooners, providing a scoring spark of the bench with 17 points in his first collegiate...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer For a team that went six years without losing at home, struggles on the road were always magnified at Oklahoma.
That's starting to turn around.
The No. 13 Sooners (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) are perfect away from home so far this season, winning all three of their true road games and walloping...