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Oklahoma will play a tough non-conference schedule

Lon Kruger

Lon Kruger


Oklahoma is returning a lot of talent to a NCAA tournament team and they’ll be among the top candidates again the Big 12 next season. Before playing in the conference schedule in 2015-16, the Sooners will challenge themselves with many tough opponents. The team announced their non-conference schedule late this week.

Oklahoma starts the season with a road game at Memphis before hosting Wisconsin and playing a neutral site game against Villanova in Hawai’i.

After returning home for home games against Oral Roberts and Creighton, the Sooners return to Honolulu to play in the Diamond Head Classic. The field for that event includes Auburn, BYU, Harvard, Hawai’i, New Mexico, Northern Iowa and Washington State.

“Without a doubt this is one of the most ambitious non-conference schedules we have ever put together,” Kruger said in the release. “But given the experienced makeup of our team, we feel it is appropriate. Our guys are looking forward to the many challenges in non-conference play and have been working hard since the end of last season to give us the best chance of being successful throughout the coming year. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Here is what the non-conference schedule looks like for the Sooners.

Nov. 17 at Memphis
Nov. 20 McNeese State
Nov. 24 Incarnate Word
Nov. 29 Wisconsin
Dec. 3 Central Arkansas
Dec. 7 vs. Villanova at Honolulu, Hawai’i
Dec. 12 Oral Roberts
Dec. 19 Creighton
Dec. 22 vs. Diamond Head Classic Honolulu, Hawai’i
Dec. 23 vs. Diamond Head Classic Honolulu, Hawai’i
Dec. 25 vs. Diamond Head Classic Honolulu, Hawai’i
Jan. 30 at LSU