OU Takes On No. 13 Memphis In Maui

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 7:31 pm
By: News On 6

The Sooners are leaving behind Oklahoma's crisp November weather for Hawaii. OU (2-0) takes on #13 Memphis (1-0) Monday afternoon in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Tip off is scheduled for 1:30 pm, Oklahoma time.

This is OU's third trip to the Maui Invitational, going 2-1 in 1988 and 1992

Senior guard Michael Neal will make his season debut in Maui for the Sooners. Neal is coming off a two game suspension for breaking NCAA rules. It's not known if he will be returning to the starting lineup to replace freshman Tony Crocker, who's averaging 16.5 points.

Memphis is lead by guard Chris Douglas-Roberts, who averages 21 points and 9 rebounds a game.

The Tigers are 4-0 against the Sooners, winning by an average of 5.5 points.

The winner of Monday's game will face #23 Georgia Tech or Purdue in the semifinals Tuesday.