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Class 5A boys basketball state tournament capsules

A closer look at the 5A boys state tournament competitors: Tulsa Memorial, Carl Albert, Tulsa Edison, Bishop McGuinness, Lawton MacArthur, Noble, Southeast and Chickasha.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT Published: March 6, 2013
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Tulsa Memorial vs. Carl Albert, 2 p.m.

Tulsa Memorial

Coach: Eric Savage

Record: 20-5

Rank: No. 2

Tournament history: 23rd appearance (25-18). … Won state titles in 1974, 1994, 2003 and 2008. … Finished runner-up three times.

Starting lineup

No.; Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

24; R.J. Diggs; 5-11; Jr.; 12

11; Anthony White; 6-2; Sr.; 11

31; Mike'Quan Dean; 6-4; Jr.; 10

12; Demari Edwards; 5-9; Jr.; 8

30; Grant Murphy; 6-4; Sr.; 8

This season: Seventh state appearance under Savage. ... Dean leads the team with 4.5 rebounds per game. ... Three players average at least two assists. ... Game is a rematch of 2011 quarterfinals, which Memorial won.

CARL ALBERT

Coach: Jay Price

Record: 21-6

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: 16th appearance (9-14). … Won 2007 title, 49-44 over Tulsa East Central.

Starting lineup

No.; Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

10; Jared Price; 6-0; Sr.; 14.2

11; Javeion Gray; 6-1; Sr.; 14.0

1; Malik Barnett; 6-2; Sr.; 10.8

20; Cameron Warren; 6-2; Jr.; 10.1

31; Hayden Howell; 6-5; So.; 5.6

This season: Warren leads the team with 8.9 rebounds per game and Gray averages 2.5 assists. ... 4-1 against other 5A state tournament teams. ... Won eight of last nine games.

Tulsa Edison vs. Bishop McGuinness, 3:30 p.m.

Tulsa Edison

Coach: Michael Parish

Record: 20-6

Rank: No. 5

Tournament history: 19th appearance (15-18). … Finished runner-up five times, never winning a title.

Starting lineup

No.; Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

5; Don Simmons; 6-2; Sr.; 19

32; Brian Speaks; 6-5; Sr.; 16

21; Darius Speaks; 6-4; Jr.; 13

33; Anthony Williams; 6-4; Sr.; 8

11; Dominique Primer; 5-8; Jr.; 6

This season: Brian Speaks leads the team with eight rebounds per game and Simmons averages a team-best five assists. ... Started the season 5-5, but won 15 of last 16 games.

BISHOP MCGUINNESS

Coach: Tondrell Durham

Record: 22-4

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