Oklahoma, Oklahoma State basketball face travel woes

BY DAVID UBBEN, STAFF WRITER, DUBBEN@OPUBCO.COM Published: January 30, 2010
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The basketball teams at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State struggled to escape the weekend’s ice and snow, at one point leaving road games on Saturday in doubt.

Oklahoma is scheduled to play Nebraska in Lincoln at 7 p.m. Saturday instead of the originally scheduled 12:30 p.m. The Sooners were still in Norman as of Friday afternoon, waiting on a charter plane from Dallas to arrive. Friday’s snowstorm limited visibility and did not allow the plane to leave.

Oklahoma State will still play Missouri in Columbia on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Cowboys, believing their plane could leave, traveled from Stillwater to the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City by bus. When they arrived at the airport, they were told they could not leave.

The team waited at a nearby hotel for several hours until around 8:30 p.m. when air travel became safe.

The Oklahoma women’s basketball game at Texas Tech on Saturday has been moved back to 7 p.m., a school spokesman said. The original tip-off time was 2 p.m. But weather delays prevented the Sooners from flying out to Lubbock until Saturday morning.

The Oklahoma State women’s basketball team is scheduled to leave Saturday morning for College Station, Texas, where it will play Texas A&M at noon Sunday.

The OSU men’s golf team is patiently waited at the hotel with the men’s basketball team.


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