Welcome back, Kelvin Sampson, to Lloyd Noble Center

Welcome back, Kelvin Sampson, to Lloyd Noble Center

Kelvin Sampson took the Sooners to the Final Four and now he’s done the same at Houston, where his Cougars are ranked No. 1. And Saturday, Sampson makes his Lloyd Noble Center return, as Houston plays at OU.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Mar 1, 2024, 6:12am CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Mar 1, 2024, 6:12am CST

Kelvin Sampson has the gang back together — former Sooners Quannas White, Hollis Price and Kellen Sampson have helped Kelvin turn Houston in a college basketball power. The Cougars have been to the 2021 Final Four and now are ranked No. 1. Kelvin brings his Cougars to OU on Saturday night for a game at Lloyd Noble Center, and he joined The Berry Tramel Show to talk about Sooner memories.

Episode highlights:

1:45: Sampson on the ruggedness of the Big 12

7:30 The Houston rebuild

14:08: The old Big Eight days

16:59:His favorite OU season

20:18 His best scorer

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media: Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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