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Oklahoma basketball: Sooners host K-State in Big 12 opener

The Sooners head into their 2019 Big 12 opener with a 10-3 record, the fourth best nonconference mark to begin the season in head coach Lon Kruger’s nine seasons at OU (the Sooners opened the season 11-0 in 2015-16, Buddy Hield’s senior season, 12-1 in Trae Young’s debut in 2017-18 and 11-1 last season).

Of Oklahoma’s 13 games thus far, only five have been played at home at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners are 5-0 at home this season and 5-3 away from Norman.

A reunion game for head coach Lon Kruger

This will be the 17th time Kruger has faced his former team and alma mater since becoming the head coach at OU in 2011.