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Sports Brief: Feb. 24

Eagle Update

Oklahoma Christian University softball commenced conference play with a three-game series against Western New Mexico. The Eagles swept the set, outscoring their opponent 29-9. 

Afterwards, they faced St. Edward’s University in another three-game set, where they lost two of three games. 

Both men’s and women’s basketball have ended their 2022-2023 seasons. 

The men lost at Arkansas Fort-Smith 61-51, ending their season with a 9-19 record and 5-17 in conference. 

The women, on the other hand, ended their season with a three-game win streak and won five of their last six games to close out the season. 

Two new Eagle runners have qualified for the NCAA Division II National Indoor Championships. Aysha Robinson and Verrell McBride brought Oklahoma Christian’s total to six individuals qualifying for the national meet, including the men’s distance relay team. 

Eagle baseball is back in action after a week off at home and is set to face conference opponent St. Mary’s University.

NBA Second Half

The NBA is returning for the second half of its season after the all-star break. Kevin Durant will begin his Phoenix Suns career while Kyrie Irving will continue his new chapter with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Milwaukee Bucks are ranked as the league’s No. 1 team along with the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, and Cleveland Cavaliers to round out the other top 5.

A full report on the NBA with power rankings, rising teams and players to watch can be found here.


With March just days away, March Madness lies right around the corner. ESPN bracketology expert, Joe Lunardi, currently has Alabama as the top seed. 

North Carolina is in danger of becoming the first team in college basketball history to be ranked as pre-season No. 1 and miss the tournament. 

Lunardi’s full bracketology report can be found here, including his projected full 68 team field.

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