Modified: August 7, 2008 at 6:57 am •  Published: August 7, 2008
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OKC clashes with OU, OSU hoops on Feb. 4
Will an NBA team hurt attendance at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State men's basketball games?

Feb. 4, a Wednesday, will be a good litmus test.

Oklahoma City's NBA team will host Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 4 at the Ford Center. That same night, OSU hosts Texas Tech at Gallagher-Iba Arena while OU entertains Texas A&M at Lloyd Noble Center.

There are a few other conflicts, the biggest being a Big Monday Bedlam men's game Jan. 26, the same night the NBA team hosts New Jersey at the Ford Center.

One potential conflict is Jan. 9. The night the NCAA football championship game is being played, Oklahoma City's NBA team hosts the Houston Rockets.

There are a handful of other nights when OU's men's team will play the same night the NBA team is home — Nov. 17 (OU preseason NIT game while NBA team hosts Houston); Dec. 10 (OU hosts Maine when the NBA team hosts Memphis).

OSU has not released its non-conference schedule but an official confirmed the Cowboys have home games scheduled on Nov. 17, Dec. 26 and Jan. 6, and an exhibition game on Nov. 5, when the NBA team has games scheduled at the Ford Center.

By Mike Baldwin

Blazers have five conflicting dates
With the release of the Oklahoma City NBA schedule Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Blazers hockey team is trying to find alternatives for the five conflicting dates where both the Blazers and the Oklahoma City NBA team were scheduled to have home games.


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