Division One schools schedule in-state schools for exhibitions

Tuesday, August 10th 2004, 11:38 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A change in NCAA rules has Oklahoma's Division One basketball teams scheduling in-state Division Two and NAIA teams for exhibition games.

The change prohibits Division One basketball teams from playing exhibitions against non-collegiate club teams.

Oklahoma will play exhibitions against Cameron and Central Oklahoma, Oral Roberts will play Saint Gregory's and Northeastern State while Tulsa has scheduled a game against Cameron.

Oklahoma State associate head coach Sean Sutton says OSU will look for in-state opponents after completing its non-conference schedule.

OU coach Kelvin Sampson supports the new rule and says he'll continue playing in-state schools and his alma mater, Pembroke State of North Carolina.