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OU, Oklahoma State basketball 'on track' to renew Bedlam at Paycom Center in OKC

Bedlam basketball appears here to stay.

The Oklahoman has confirmed through a source that the rivalry is "on track" to be a single game played next season in December at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. CBS Sports first reported the likelihood of the rivalry continuing after new Cowboys coach Steve Lutz appeared on Jon Rothstein's podcast.

"We should have that on the schedule, although I have not seen a contract," Lutz said on the podcast. "(OU coach) Porter (Moser) and I did talk last week. It sounded like that's going to take off."

Both OU and OSU repeatedly expressed interest throughout last season for the Bedlam rivalry — once thought to be dead after OU's SEC entry — to continue.

“Why not, it's meant a lot to the state,” Moser said in February. “It’s been a rivalry, there'll be a lot of things, semantic-wise … But why not for the future? It’s something I'm not against, I don't think he's against it’s just about figuring it out. I think that's gonna be the biggest key but it's been a meaningful thing for the state and all sports so I don't know why not.”

OU was 33-29 against the Cowboys in the Big 12, which began play during the 1996-97 season.

Deputy sports editor Jacob Unruh contributed to this report

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: OU, Oklahoma State to renew Bedlam basketball at Paycom Center in OKC