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Eddie Sutton Named Naismith Hall of Fame Finalist for Sixth Time

Will Eddie finally get in?

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Legendary Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton is a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for the sixth time.

Sutton, 82, has an 804-328 NCAA coaching record. He’s one of only eight college coaches to surpass 800 wins. The other seven have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Sutton is a four-time national coach of the year and was the first coach to take four different programs to the NCAA Tournament. In total, Sutton led 26 teams to the NCAA Tournament.

At OSU, Sutton coach 16 seasons, accumulating a 368-151 record. His OSU teams went to the Final Four in the 1994-95 season and the 2003-04 season. Sutton also coached at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and San Francisco.

Though this is sixth time Sutton has made it to the final cut, it is the first time in the last three years.

From here, an committee of 24 unnamed voters composed of Hall of Famers, basketball executives and administrators, media members, and other experts will vote. Sutton must get at least 18 of 24 votes to be inducted. The elected members will be announced Final Four weekend.

Other Class of 2019 finalists include Chris Webber and Ben Wallace.

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