Oklahoma, Oklahoma State part of marquee All-College Classic field

BY JAKE TROTTER, STAFF WRITER, JTROTTER@OPUBCO.COM Published: May 25, 2010
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Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will have the chance to land marquee wins in the 75th All-College Basketball Classic.

On Dec. 18 at the Ford Center, OSU will take on Alabama, which will be followed by OU vs. Cincinnati.

"This field of teams for the 75th All-College Basketball Classic is indicative of the many great teams and players who have played in this event since 1936,” Tim Brassfield, the executive director of the Oklahoma City All Sports Association, said in a statement.

"We are proud and excited to host not only the two local universities but also programs like Cincinnati and Alabama, who have tremendous basketball heritage that will greatly enhance this year’s event.”

OSU went 22-11 last season, including a 77-62 win over LaSalle in the All-College, before falling to Georgia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Cowboys have won seven of their last nine games at the All-College, but have a 2-3 record all-time against Alabama.

The last time the two teams met was in the second round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament. Bryant Reeves outdueled Alabama’s Antonio McDyess, propelling the Pokes to a 66-52 win and a run to the Final Four.

Alabama finished last season 17-15.

"We are excited about playing Alabama in the 75th Anniversary of the All-College Classic,” OSU coach Travis Ford said in a release.