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OU men's basketball: Sooners' non-conference schedule announced

NORMAN — The OU men's basketball team will open the season at home Nov. 25 against Texas-San Antonio, the first of seven non-conference games for the Sooners.

All but two of those games will be at home — OU travels to Central Florida on Nov. 28 and Xavier on Dec. 9, the latter being part of the Big 12/Big East Battle.

The Sooners host a pair of SEC opponents — Florida on Dec. 2 and Alabama on Jan. 30. 

"While some things may look different this season, one constant is how tough the Big 12 will continue to be," Sooners coach Lon Kruger said in a release. "We believe this set of games will prepare our team for the depth and challenge of the Big 12."

The conference schedule is expected to be released next week.

The Sooners face UTSA for the fourth consecutive season. The Roadrunners are coached by long-time Kruger assistant Steve Henson.
 
OU is still finalizing fan guidelines but expects to have approximately 25% capacity at Lloyd Noble Center this season.
 
 
OU MEN'S BASKETBALL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2020-21
Nov. 25: UTSA
Nov. 28: At UCF
Dec. 2: Florida
Dec. 9: at Xavier*
Dec. 12: Florida A&M
Dec. 19: Houston Baptist
Jan. 30: Alabama%
*Big 12/Big East Battle
%SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) goes to the basket against Texas last season. Manek and the Sooners will open their season Nov. 25 against Texas-San Antonio. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) goes to the basket against Texas last season. Manek and the Sooners will open their season Nov. 25 against Texas-San Antonio. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bfb50b3c94b4ac6e5f6af823a5d79f3d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) goes to the basket against Texas last season. Manek and the Sooners will open their season Nov. 25 against Texas-San Antonio. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) goes to the basket against Texas last season. Manek and the Sooners will open their season Nov. 25 against Texas-San Antonio. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) goes to the basket against Texas last season. Manek and the Sooners will open their season Nov. 25 against Texas-San Antonio. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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