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July 27, 2013

OSU men's basketball to play Colorado in Las Vegas

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State men’s basketball team will take on a former conference rival when the Cowboys face the Colorado Buffaloes Dec. 21, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., it was announced Wednesday by bd Global, promoters of the event.

“We are excited about the game against Colorado at the MGM Grand this December,” Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. “It is a wonderful opportunity to play a top-20 opponent in a great venue. The Buffaloes were a really, really good team last season, and return four of their top-five scorers. Coach Boyle has done a terrific job taking Colorado back to the NCAA Tournament the past two years. It will be a tough game, and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

Oklahoma State and Colorado played annually from 1959 until 2011, when the Buffaloes headed to the Pac-12 Conference. OSU leads the all-time series with CU, 60-48.

The game will be half of a doubleheader as the opening game will feature New Mexico against Marquette. That game will tip off at 8 p.m.and be televised on ESPNU, while the OSU-CU matchup will begin at 10:30 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2.

Tickets ranging from $30 to $250, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale at noon Thursday and will be sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations. Ticket sales are limited to eight tickets per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society.

Complete event information can be found at www.mgmgrandshowcase.com. For group sales or sponsorship opportunities, interested parties should contact bd Global at 859-951-6141.

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