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Oklahoma Basketball Adds Armon Gates to Staff

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Kansas

The Oklahoma coaching staff just landed a big name to add to Porter Moser’s coaching staff in Oregon assistant coach Armon Gates.

The last name Gates may sound familiar among Midwesterners, as his brother Dennis Gates led the Missouri Tigers to a 2023 NCAA Tournament bid.


Gates spent time last year with Oregon, and while they did miss out on an NCAA Tournament bid, the team didn’t underwhelm. The Ducks finished the season off at 21-15 overall to go along with their 12-8 conference record.

After earning an invitation to the NIT Tournament the Ducks won their first two matchups against UC Irvine 84-58 in a blowout fashion, then they took on the new addition Big 12 Conference member UCF Knights and beat them 68-54. The team’s season came to an end against Wisconsin in a 61-58 loss, which allowed Gates to finish the season off with the Ducks.

Moser bringing in Gates allows the team to bring in another Chicago area native. That should certainly help the Sooners in the upper Midwest.

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