(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.)
By MURRAY EVANS
Associated Press
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - An NCAA rule that allows college basketball teams to travel outside the U.S. to face foreign competition once every four years is giving the Oklahoma Sooners a chance for a bit of extra practice time.
The Sooners plan to leave Tuesday for a 10-day trip to Belgium and France, during which they'll play five games against European professional and club teams.
The Sooners held 10 practices during the last few weeks to prepare for the trip and coach Lon Kruger says that extra time will give his team an edge entering the 2013-14 season, especially with so many new players on the squad.
Oklahoma is coming off a 20-12 season that included its first NCAA tournament trip since the Blake Griffin era.

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Georgia vs. LSU Prediction Are the Georgia Bulldogs a live dog tonight against the LSU Tigers? The SEC rivals will square off at 7:00 p.m. ET - let's dive into the matchup.
Thumbnail Clemson vs. North Carolina Pick Is No. 15 North Carolina giving up too many points at home when it plays host to No. 20 Clemson tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Vanderbilt vs. Miss State Prediction Are the Mississippi State Bulldogs a safe bet to cover the point spread tonight when they host the Vanderbilt Commodores at 7:00 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Cincinnati vs. Central Florida Pick Is No. 12 Cincinnati in danger of a letdown performance when it goes on the road to face Central Florida tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Wisconsin vs. Purdue Pick Will No. 3 Purdue continue its hot run through the Big Ten when the Boilermakers host Wisconsin tonight at 7PM ET?

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages