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OSU Basketball

(Stillwater-AP) -- The Oklahoma State basketball team closes out its exhibition season with a game against Global Sports tonight. The Cowboys beat Athletes First 93-to-80 in their first exhibition game last week.

Oklahoma State is ranked 23rd in The Associated Press poll. Tipoff at Gallagher-Iba Arena is 7:05 p-m. The Cowboys open the season for real Friday night at home in the
America's Youth Classic. O-S-U will play Appalachian State. The first game of the classic has Oral Roberts playing Idaho.


OU Basketball

(Norman-AP) -- The Oklahoma men's basketball team is headed to Alaska today. The Sooners are traveling to the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, which begins Friday. O-U plays Montana State in the opener. That game will tip off at midnight Oklahoma time. The Sooners will play Indiana State or George Washington in the second round of the tournament on Saturday.


Oklahoma-Stoops

(Norman-AP) -- Oklahoma's six victories this year mean the Sooners have won enough games to get invited to a bowl game. But coach Bob Stoops is concerning himself with other things.

At his weekly news conference yesterday, Stoops said six wins only gives teams a shot at going to a bowl. He said the chances increase with seven victories, and grow even
more with eight. Stoops said O-U's sole focus is on trying to beat Texas Tech this week to get to seven victories. He said the bowl picture will eventually sort itself out, and that there's no use getting worked up about it now.


Oklahoma-Fight

(Norman-AP) -- Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops says he doesn't know much about an alleged fight involving some Sooner players. There have been reports that a fight occurred outside the O-U armory over the weekend.

Stoops says he hasn't heard of any of his players being arrested in connection with the alleged incident. He says it wouldn't be right to take any disciplinary action until the investigation is finished. And Stoops says if any players are disciplined, it will be handled internally.


Prep Parade

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Shawnee's Seymour Shaw has been one of the best-kept secrets of the 1999 prep football season. Shaw ran for 264 yards and scored six touchdowns in a 57-56
double-overtime victory over Claremore in the first round of the Class Five-A playoffs last week. Shaw carried the ball 28 times against Claremore, but made the biggest play of the night with his hands. After the Wolves had scored a touchdown in the second overtime
to get within 56-55, Higgins opted to go for a two-point conversion. He told Shaw that if it didn't look as though he was going to make it to the end zone, to toss the ball backward and
hope one of his teammates picked it up and took it in. The plan worked. Shaw got bottled up a yard short of the end zone, but lateraled to tight end Britton Stewart, who scored to end
the game. Claremore finished the year 9-and-2. Shawnee gets to play at home this week against Tulsa Bishop Kelley, which beat Tulsa East Central 22-20 in the first round.


UCO-Wrestling

(Edmond-AP) -- Central Oklahoma is ranked third in this week's N-C-A-A Division Two Wrestling Coaches Association Preseason Top 20 poll. The Bronchos have 161 points. Nebraska-Omaha is at the top of the poll with 178 points. South Dakota State is second, followed by U-C-O, North Dakota State, Ashland, Ohio, Minnesota State-Mankato,
Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Fort Hays State, Kansas, Nebraska-Kearney and Southern Colorado.


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