Compete 4 Cause Classic is an elite college basketball showcase that was introduced as the third signature event in the U-Sports Group stable. This premier neutral-site double-header, December 21st, 2021, will feature some of the country's most prominent collegiate basketball programs during the Christmas holiday break.

The charitable aspect and foundation of Compete 4 Cause Classic is rooted in service, providing a platform and opportunity for the student-athletes of the four participating teams to use their gifts to impact and improve the lives of children in the OKC community. We know that C4CC and the associated community initiative will touch the lives of many and be a fulfilling experience for the student-athletes and basketball staffs.

Compete 4 Cause Classic game times and television broadcast network will be released at a later date.
Participating Teams
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State (Coach: Mike Boynton, Big 12) - Armed with a #LetsWork mentality, fifth-year head coach Mike Boynton has reinvigorated the Oklahoma State basketball program. In 2021, the Cowboys advanced to the finals of the Big 12 Championship, earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and ended the year ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Top-25 – all firsts since 2005. Now, Oklahoma State returns its super-charged lineup featuring All-Big 12 Championship team selection Avery Anderson and two-time All-Big 12 honoree Isaac Likekele and adds in a trio of high-powered transfers, including former McDonald's All-American Bryce Thompson. Look for the Cowboys to continue their gritty defensive presence and build upon one of the best offensive units in school history.
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USC Trojans
USC (Coach: Andy Enfield, Pac-12) - Reigning Pac-12 Coach of the Year Andy Enfield led the Trojans to a 25-8 record and an Elite Eight run in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. USC has won 47 games the past two seasons, which is third among all college basketball programs from the six power conferences. The Trojans were ranked No. 9 in the final Coaches Poll of the 2021 season and return 11 players from that squad, led by forwards Isaiah Mobley and Chevez Goodwin and guards Drew Peterson, Isaiah White and Ethan Anderson. USC also added transfer guard Boogie Ellis, who averaged 10.2 points per game and was named Co-American Athletic Conference Sixth Man of the Year, and a highly-ranked recruiting class which features Malik Thomas, the 2020-21 California Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year.
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Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa (Coach: Frank Haith, AAC) - In its seventh season with Frank Haith at the helm, Tulsa finished the 2020-21 season with an 11-12 overall record and 7-10 in conference play. Under Coach Haith, the Hurricane has won 74 conference games, ranking 3rd since joining The American in 2014-15. Tulsa returns two starters as well as reigning AAC 6th Man of the Year, Darien Jackson. Jackson finished the season first in the conference for field goal percentage with a .640 clip, shooting over 50% in 19 of Tulsa's 23 games. In addition to the returning stars, the Hurricane welcome seven newcomers with three freshmen, two JUCO transfers and two four-year transfers. Jeriah Horne returns to Tulsa, following a season at the University of Colorado. Horne played for the Hurricane from 2017-2020, competing in 63 contests while averaging 10.6 points and 5.0 rebounds.
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North Texas Mean Green
North Texas (Coach: Grant McCasland, C-USA) - 5th-year head coach Grant McCasland will have a slightly new roster after guiding UNT to a historic season in 2020-21. Two starters return from last season's squad that won the Conference USA Tournament championship and upset Purdue, 78-69 (ot), in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament for the program's first-ever March Madness victory. Starters Thomas Bell (10.4 ppg) and Mardrez McBride (7.7 ppg) are back along with returners Rubin Jones (6.2 ppg), Abou Ousmane (2.9 ppg) and JJ Murray (2.6 ppg). The Mean Green have won 18+ games each season under McCasland and have won a conference title in each of the last two years. North Texas will add six newcomers who will be leaned on heavily to help build on the recent success.
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Compete 4 Cause Classic is a premiere college basketball event owned and operated by U-Sports Group.