MBB: Oklahoma (5-3) vs. UT Arlington (3-4)

Longar Longar and the Sooners and will tip-off against the Mavericks at 7:08 p.m. tonight in Norman.

The Teams
Oklahoma (5-3) vs. UT Arlington (3-4) -- 7:08 p.m. (CST) -- Lloyd Noble Center -- Norman, Okla.

Media
Tonight's Matchup will be televised throughout Oklahoma on the Sooner Sports Network (KWTV/Cox Channel 9 in OKC and KQCW/Cox Channel 12 in Tulsa). Bob Carpenter (play-by-play) and Charlie Spoonhour (analyst) will call the action. The game can also been seen by ESPN Full Court subscribers. The game can be heard on the Sooner Radio network on KOKC 1520 AM in Oklahoma City.

The Matchup
UTA comes into Saturday night's matchup on a three-game losing streak (all road games) after starting the year 3-1. They've also faced one common opponent as the Sooners in TCU. UTA lost to the Horned Frogs 98-89 in double overtime in Ft. Worth, while the Sooners beat TCU 63-35 in Norman. The Mavericks' wins have come at North Texas and at home against Texas-Pan American and Texas-Tyler. The Sooners lead the all-time series 4-0.

Oklahoma Game Notes

Jeff Capel on UT Arlington
"They're a good team. They have a new coach in Scott Cross, who's a really good coach and a good guy that's going to do a very good job their once he's able to get his players in. They've had some tough games this year, I think they're 3-4. They had a double-overtime game against TCU.

"They set a ton of ball screens and they're a pretty athletic group. Strong group and have good size, so our focus right now in on them and being as prepared as we possibly can."

Oklahoma Projected Starters:
F -- 32 --Taylor Griffin -- 6-7, 232, So. -- 7.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg
C -- 30 --Longar Longar -- 6-11, 228, Jr. -- 13.5 ppg, 7.4 rbg
G -- 15 -- David Godbold -- 6-5, 215, Jr. -- 8.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
G -- 5 --Tony Crocker -- 6-5, 187, Fr. -- 9.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg
G -- 20 -- Austin Johnson -- 6-3, 160, So. -- 10.6 ppg, 3.9 apg

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

UTA Projected Starters:
F -- 3 -- Jermaine Griffin -- 6-9, 240, Jr. -- 12.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg
F -- 32 -- Anthony Vereen -- 6-7, 230, So. -- 14.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg
F -- 45 -- Larry Posey -- 6-5, 250, Jr. -- 9.4 ppg, 5.7 apg
G -- 13 -- Rodrick Epps -- 6-2, 180, Jr. -- 11.0 ppg, 3.0 apg
G -- 23 -- Brandon Long -- 6-1, 180, So. -- 8.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg

More on the Mavs
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