Bedlam Hoops - Men

Wednesday, January 30th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman) - Kelvin Sampson says the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State rivalry is one of the most special in the country.

Sampson has had a firsthand look at the Michigan-Michigan State and Washington-Washington State rivalries. But the Sooner head coach says they don't quite measure up.

He says what makes today's game more special is that both teams are ranked in the Top Ten in the Associated Press poll.

The Sooners are number six, while the Cowboys are Number Nine after a few weeks out of the Top Ten.

Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton says the Bedlam game is always intense and expects the same tonight.

O-U is 15-and-3 overall and 4-and-2 in the Big 12. O-S-U is 17-and-3 and 4-and-3 in the conference.