Oklahoma City Stars men's basketball

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Oklahoma City Stars
OCU Stars logo.png
University Oklahoma City University
Head coach Vinay Patel
Conference Sooner Athletic Conference
Location Oklahoma City, OK
Arena Abe Lemons Arena
(Capacity: 3,500)
Nickname Stars
Colors Blue and white[1]
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1956, 1957, 1965
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1953, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1965
NCAA Tournament appearances
1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973
Conference tournament champions
Midwestern City Conference

The Oklahoma City Stars men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Oklahoma City University (OCU) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Oklahoma City competed in NCAA Division I for many years, and the program was especially noted for its success under coaches Doyle Parrack (1950–1955) and his successor Abe Lemons (1955–1973 and 1984–1990).[3] OCU appeared in eleven NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournaments.

In 1985, the school moved from the NCAA to the NAIA and has since won six national championships.[4]


  1. ^ "Visual Identity Colors". Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://hln.s3.amazonaws.com/sports/recordbooks/2/recordbook.pdf
  3. ^ ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game (Random House LLC, 2009), ISBN 978-0345513922, p. 315. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  4. ^ "History". Oklahoma City University. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 

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