The University of Oklahoma Sooners basketball team has one of the largest followings of any program in the Southwest. The Sooners basketball program dates back over a century, with the team playing their first season in 1908. Oklahoma saw immediate success in the newly formed NCAA Tournament in the late 1930’s, reaching the Final Four in 1939, and making it all the way to the National Championship game in 1947. Since then the Sooners have made over 20 trips to the NCAA Tournament, and have been consistently in the Big Dance since the early 1980’s. The Sooners have made over 7 trips to the Sweet Sixteen since 1985, including a stretch of 3 straight years from 1987-1989. The team has also made over 7 trips to the Elite Eight in their history, and moved on to the Final Four on 4 occasions. In 1988, the Sooners advanced to their 2nd National Championship game, making them one of the few programs in the Southwest to have made multiple appearances in that game. The Sooners have also been consistently one of the top teams in the Big 8 and later the Big 12 Conference, winning over a dozen regular season conference championships in their history. Helping the Sooners achieve this success have been players and coaches like Billy Tubbs, Kelvin Sampson, Wayman Tisdale, Tim McCalister, Mookie Blaylock, Alvin Adams, Blake Griffin, Stacey King, Eduardo Najera, and Darryl Kennedy. In recent years the Sooners have shown glimpses of returning to the national success that they experience in the 1980’s, and have made the NCAA Tournament almost every season since 2000. Oklahoma looks to ride this momentum to another Big 12 Championship and a trip back to the Final Four. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Oklahoma Sooners basketball tickets.
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball at Lloyd Noble Center Address: 2900 Jenkins Ave. Norman, Oklahoma 73072
The University of Oklahoma Sooners basketball team plays their home games at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The Lloyd Noble Center has been home to Sooners basketball since 1975, and can seat over 12,000 fans. The arena replaced the historic McCasland Field House, “The Field House,” which had been the home of Sooners basketball since the late 1920’s. The move to the Lloyd Noble Center gave the Sooners a much larger home basketball arena, over doubling the amount of fans that could attend games. The arena is one of the premier indoor venues in the State of Oklahoma, and is one of the best home courts in the Big 12 Conference. Game days at Lloyd Noble are some of the highest energy in the Southwest, with OU consistently playing before sell out crowds. Fans attending games at Lloyd Noble should be prepared to sing Boomer Sooner early, and often.
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State
Whenever the Sooners and Cowboys meet on the hardwood there is one thing that is certain, sparks will fly. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have met over 220 times in their history, making this one of the most played games in the Southwest. The Sooners currently hold the edge in wins, but the series has been back and forth throughout its history. Known as the Bedlam Series, this rivalry is full of contention and there is no game more important to either school than this one.
Oklahoma vs. Texas
The basketball rivalry between the Sooners and the Longhorns really took off in 1996 with the formation of the Big 12. Since then the Sooners and Longhorns have accumulated the 2nd and 3rd most Big 12 wins all time. These two programs have played over 80 times, with the Sooners currently leading in wins. Outside of the Bedlam Series, there is no matchup that draws the ire of Oklahoma basketball fans more than this one, and the rivalry has quietly been one of the best in the Big 12.
Oklahoma Sooners Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Oklahoma Sooners tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Oklahoma Sooners basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Oklahoma tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Big 12 opponents like Texas, Kansas, and Baylor can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Oklahoma tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Oklahoma Sooners basketball schedule?
The Sooners 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the Big 12. Oklahoma plays in the Big 12 Conference, which means games against Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, West Virginia, Baylor, and Iowa State. Game times are announced by the Big 12 as soon as the TV schedule is set. Oklahoma’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Series. If you are looking for Sooners news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Oklahoma Sooners team roster.
Can I buy Oklahoma Sooners basketball season tickets?
Oklahoma Sooners season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Oklahoma basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Lloyd Noble Center.
What is the best Oklahoma rivalry game during the season?
There is no question that the biggest game on the Sooners schedule is with Oklahoma State. The Bedlam Series is aptly named, because the athletics rivalry between the Sooners and Cowboys is nothing but mayhem. Both fan bases spend the entire season thinking about when the two schools will meet on the court, and the success and failure of a season is judged largely in how the team competes in the Bedlam Series. This is one of the rivalry games where it doesn’t matter what has happened previously in the season, the game has so much emotion that either side can win no matter how lopsided the matchup may look on paper. The energy at the Lloyd Noble Center is unbelievable when the Cowboys are in town and seeing the Bedlam Series live is an unforgettable experience.
What is the best game day tradition at a Sooners home game?
One of the best traditions at the Lloyd Noble Center is the Boomer Sooner chant. With all 12,000 fans standing on their feet, half of the arena will yell “Boomer,” at the top of their lungs. The other half of the stands will respond quickly with “Sooner.” This chant goes back and forth before ending in applause. During key moments, or at big games, this chant can get so loud that feels like it is shaking the walls. This is one of the best moments at any Sooners athletics event and hearing it for the first time will give you chills.