Arent, OU 'Dancing' Friday

Former Del Oro hoop standout heads to March Madness
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Service
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The local area will be represented in March Madness this season.

Penryn resident and former Del Oro High and Sierra College standout Casey Arent and the Oklahoma Sooner's men's basketball team are part of the NCAA Tournament which tips off today.

Arent, a 6-10 reserve center for the Sooners, graduated from Del Oro in 2008. After sitting out one season following high school, he had two superb years at Sierra College from where he accepted a full scholarship to Oklahoma last year.

The Sooners, 20-11 overall and 11-7 in the Big 12 this year,  landed in the South Regional and are slated to open play Friday at 6:20 PDT in Philadelphia against San Diego State. The Sooners are a No. 10 seed while the Aztecs are a No. 7 seed.