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OU basketball: What we’ve learned today

by Berry Tramel Modified: March 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm •  Published: March 29, 2011

Here’s what we’ve learned so far today.

BYU head coach Dave Rose reacts during the first half of the NCAA Southeast regional college basketball semifinal game against Florida Thursday, March 24, 2011, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
BYU head coach Dave Rose reacts during the first half of the NCAA Southeast regional college basketball semifinal game against Florida Thursday, March 24, 2011, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

1. BYU’s Dave Rose isn’t interested in the OU job. An OU source said Rose was contacted but turned down a chance to pursue the Sooner job. Rose is a Utah lifer (except for his two years at Houston U. as part of Phi Slama Jama) and a devout Mormon. It wasn’t a great fit.

2. Buzz Williams’ $3.5 million buyout at Marquette is problematic. My sources say Buzz is interested in OU and OU is interested in Buzz, but that $3.5 million buyout remains a stumbling block that the Sooners can’t get past.

3. CBS Sportsline’s Gary Parrish is reporting that Memphis coach Josh Pastner is about to sign a new deal, which would end OU/Pastner speculation.

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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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