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BYU basketball set for exhibition against Southeastern Oklahoma State

The Cougars start the 2012-13 season with their first exhibition of the year in Provo on Friday night against the alma mater of Dennis Rodman.

The BYU basketball team opens the 2012-13 season Friday with an exhibition game against Southeastern Oklahoma State in the Marriott Center.

The process of replacing Noah Hartsock and working in newcomers like Tyler Haws, Raul Delgado, and Agustin Ambrosino continues tonight in the first of two exhibitions that do not count toward BYU's regular-season record. The Savage Storm come to Provo with three returning starters including Urald King, who averaged 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

The game tips at 7:00 p.m. MT and will air live on BYUtv, as well as the free stream on

Here is a quick Know The Foe bio about tonight's opponent:

Name: Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Nickname: Savage Storm
A note on the nickname: SOSU was once the "Savages" and changed to Savage Storm when the NCAA began requiring approval from Native American tribes to continue use of Native American nicknames. Since Savages is not only pretty offensive, but also carries no tribe in its name, SOSU changed to Savage Storm in 2006.

Colors: Blue and Gold
Conference: Great American Conference (Division II)
Location: Durant, Oklahoma


Enrollment: ~4,200

Venue: Bloomer Sullivan Arena, cap. 3,600

Famous Alumni: Dennis Rodman, y'all. Dennis Rodman.

Date/Time: Fri., Oct. 26, 7:00 p.m. MT