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Northwestern to play basketball home-and-home with Oklahoma

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The Wildcats will play in Norman next season and will host the Sooners in 2018-2019.

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Northwestern and Oklahoma will play in Norman next season as part of a home-and-home series, according to FanRag sports. The return leg will be played in Evanston during the 2018-2019 season, after the $110 million renovation to Welsh-Ryan Arena is complete.

After a Final Four appearance last season, the Sooners have taken a step back this season, going 11-19 overall (5-13 Big 12) without Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins. The Sooners will lose leading-scorer Jordan Woodard after this season, but they’ll also add one of the best high school point guards in the country next season in Trae Young. Other than Woodard, Oklahoma should return all of its major contributors.

The Wildcats are currently on the verge of their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after winning a school-record 21 games this season and will lose just two seniors after this season.

Official dates and times for the games are yet to be announced.