Blog Foreign Tour: Barcelona – University of Oklahoma

BARCELONA – After five days in Spain, the trip of the men’s basketball team from Oklahoma to Barcelona has come to an end.

The Sooners began their journey on August 1 and left Norman for Dallas.

OU left his Dallas hotel by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, and began his two-day trek to Spain. The Sooners hopped on their first flight to Philadelphia and arrived just after 5:30 p.m. (ET). Oklahoma then boarded her flight to Barcelona, ​​an overnight excursion that lasted just under eight hours, and was quickly greeted by the morning sun.

The Sooners were overseas.

A bus tour from the airport to the hotel provided hoopers with a brief opportunity to see the city before checking into the Majestic Hotel. The Sooners spent the afternoon strolling through a town’s open-air museum and acclimating to their new surroundings.

Day two in Barcelona featured a visit to the Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and the Olympic Beach. The Sooners would then turn their attention to the first of three overseas tour games, a contest against the Mataro Select.

After a morning tour of the Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they were free to explore Barcelona.

On the penultimate day in Barcelona, ​​the Sooners visited Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s stadium and training ground. They walked through the stadium, the dressing rooms and the Barça museum before ending their visit to the pitch.

The Sooners would then swap their cleats for basketball shoes and head to their final game in Barcelona.

The 2022-23 side earned their second victory in Barcelona and outscored Maresme Select 103-71, tallying 197 points between the two games in Spain.

The last day in the city allowed the Sooners one last chance to explore the city. A late flight to Paris ended the Sooners’ stay in Spain.

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