Neither Oklahoma Nor Tulsa Receive Post-Season Tourney Bids


Monday, March 12th 2007, 5:57 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oral Roberts is headed to the NCAA Tournament, Oklahoma State to the National Invitation Tournament and Oklahoma and Tulsa are headed home.

ORU got an automatic bid to the big dance when it won the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. The Golden Eagles were seeded 14th in the East Regional in Sacramento, California.

OSU lost in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament but the Cowboys' postseason play isn't over. Oklahoma State will host Marist Tuesday in the first round of the NIT.

Oklahoma lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament by eventual winner Kansas and did not receive a bid to the NIT.

Nor did TU, which finished with a 20-and-11 record after losing to Tulane in the Conference USA quarterfinals.