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Oklahoma Scene: OU men's basketball assistant Crutchfield leaves for Arkansas

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Chris Crutchfield spent the last eight seasons on Oklahoma's coaching staff. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman archives]
Chris Crutchfield spent the last eight seasons on Oklahoma's coaching staff. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman archives]

Longtime Oklahoma men's basketball assistant coach Chris Crutchfield was announced Friday as the new associate head coach at Arkansas.

Crutchfield was on Lon Kruger's original OU staff, having spent the last eight seasons in Norman. Now he'll join first-year Arkansas coach Eric Musselman in Fayetteville. Musselman replaced former Arkansas coach Mike Anderson.

"We’re incredibly grateful for Coach Crutchfield and his family during his eight seasons on our staff," Kruger said in a statement. "He was a vital part of our team as both a coach and mentor of young men. Eric Musselman was on our staff in Atlanta (with the Hawks) and has remained close with our family and staff."

Crutchfield served as OU's lead recruiter for Buddy Hield and Trae Young.

Crutchfield is the second OU assistant to leave this offseason. Kevin Kruger took an assistant coaching job at UNLV. He was replaced by former Nebraska assistant Jim Molinari.

Augustana softball tops UCO to win super regional

Samantha Eisenreich hit a walk-off single, and No. 15-ranked Augustana beat No. 1 Central Oklahoma 7-6 to win the NCAA Division II Central Super Regional on Friday in Edmond.

UCO took a 6-5 lead after scoring five runs in the top of the sixth inning. Augustana responded in the seventh, scoring two runs to earn the win and clinch the best-of-three series.

British Columbia wins NAIA Women's Golf Championship; OCU takes 4th

British Columbia won the NAIA Women's Golf Championship on Friday at Lincoln Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City.

British Columbia shot a 3-over 291 in the final round, and finished with an overall score of 1175 (+23) for a five-stroke victory over Keiser.

Oklahoma City University took fourth with a four-round total of 1195 (+43).

Staff reports

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