Capel, Sooners set for game two

Oklahoma (1-0) and Liberty (0-0) will tip-off at 7:08 p.m. Thursday night in Norman where the Sooners have won 47-straight non-conference home games. See inside for a quick scouting report on the Flames including quotes from Sooner head coach Jeff Capel.

The Matchup
Oklahoma (1-0) vs. Liberty (0-0) -- 7:08 p.m. (CST) -- Norman, Okla. -- Lloyd Noble Center (12,000)

Thursday's game will televised by the Sooner Sports Network on KAUT 43, Cox 16 in OKC, Cox 3 in Tulsa and ESPN's Full Court package. Bob Carpenter and Kenny Mossman will call the action. The game can be heard on the Sooner Radio network on KOKC 1520 AM in Oklahoma City. To listen the game online, click the 'Listen Online' link below and then click the top picture on the page.

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About the Flames
Liberty returns four players with major starting experience from last year's 7-23 squad (3-13 in Big South action). The Flames split their first two exhibition games — losing to Barton College (87-83) and beating Cedarville (76-62).

They are led by senior guard Larry Blair, who is averaging 28.5 points through the Flames' first two exhibition games. He was the Big South freshman of the year three years ago and First-Team All-Conference selections the last two seasons.

Thursday's matchup with Oklahoma will be their first official game of the season, and the first-ever metting with the Sooners. Liberty is located in Lynchburg, Va.

Liberty Game Notes

Jeff Capel on Liberty
I think this team is better (than Norfolk State) watching them on tape. Their record wasn't good last year, but they return a lot of guys from last year's team. Usually, when you have a bad year, you're team is very determined the next year. You're offseason usually a little bit better because guys want to erase that feeling.

They're a little bit older this year. They have a kid — Larry Blair — whose a senior and been a really good player. He's been a player of the year in their league and has led their league in scoring. I think he averaged about 23 points a game last year. They have another kid — Anthony Smith — who was the rookie of the year in their league last year.

So they have some talent, they have some athleticism. The kid Blair can really, really score. They have a kid — Damien Hubbard — who's a very versatile player. He can play three or four positions for them.

And I know this is their first game. This is their season opener so I know they're going to be jacked up to play and really try and come in here and prove a point.

Oklahoma Projected Starters:
F -- 32 --Taylor Griffin -- 6-7, 232, So. -- 8.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg
C -- 30 --Longar Longar -- 6-11, 228, Jr. -- 14.0 ppg, 7.0 rbg
G -- 15 -- David Godbold -- 6-5, 215, Jr. -- 13.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
G -- 5 --Tony Crocker -- 6-5, 187, Fr. -- 15.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
G -- 20 -- Austin Johnson -- 6-3, 160, So. -- 18.0 ppg, 9.0 apg

More on the Sooners
Roster | 2005 Stats | Schedule/Results

Liberty Projected Starters (Exhibition stats):
F -- 11 -- Damien Hubbard -- 6-6, 210, Sr. -- 4.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
F -- 21 -- Alex McLean -- 6-8, 235, Jr. -- 13.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg
C -- 33 -- Rell Porter -- 6-7, 195, Jr. --5.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg
G -- 5 -- Anthony Smith -- 6-4, 185, So. -- 14.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
G -- 22 -- Larry Blair -- 6-0, 185, Sr. -- 28,5 ppg, 3.5 rpg

More on the Flames
Roster | Schedule/Results | Stats (2005-06)

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