Gregg Marshall announced on his radio show Monday that Wichita State and current AP #2 Oklahoma have agreed to a two-game series.
The Sooners will host Wichita State next season on Saturday, December 10th, 2016. The game will be played in Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
In the following 2017-18 season, Wichita State will host Oklahoma in Wichita at Intrust Bank Arena with a date to be determined.
Oklahoma and Wichita State have played just five times, with the Sooners winning four. The Sooners and Shockers played a two-game series in the ’74-’75 and ’75-’76 seasons. Oklahoma and Wichita State split the series with OU winning the first 75-55, and the Shockers taking the second game 65-60. The other three games that the Sooners won were played in 1936 (twice) and once in 1943.
Wichita State hasn’t played a Big 12 team in a regular season match up since Texas Tech visited Koch Arena in December of 2009. The Shockers beat the Red Raiders 85-83 in a thriller. The Shockers have played two games against Big 12 opponents in the post season since that 2009 meeting against Texas Tech. Wichita State beat Nebraska en-route to the Shockers’ NIT Championship in 2011, and then beat Kansas last year in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32.