Scott Sutton

Scott Sutton currently coaches at Oral Roberts. (AP)

Sue Ogrocki

Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton is the latest name to be linked to the Nebraska men's basketball head coaching vacancy.

Three sources told the Journal Star on Monday that Sutton was interviewing with Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne in Atlanta.

One source said Nebraska could be using Parker Executive Search, which is based in Atlanta. Osborne used the search firm when interviewing football coaching candidates in 2007.

The source said Nebraska and Mississippi State, which is looking to replace retired coach Rick Stansbury, would be interviewing Sutton and four other candidates over the course of two days.

Sutton, born in Omaha, is the son of legendary coach Eddie Sutton, and the brother of former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton, who's now an assistant at Oral Roberts.

With a career record of 250-162 over 13 seasons, Sutton is the all-time wins leader at Oral Roberts. He's led the Golden Eagles to three NCAA Tournaments and three National Invitation Tournaments, and has averaged 20 wins per season over the last 10 years.

Oral Roberts completed a 27-7 season last week with a first-round NIT loss to Nevada in Tulsa. Former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler, fired March 9 after six seasons, was an color analyst for that game.

Sutton's name has also been linked to the opening at the University of Tulsa.

Nebraska initially targeted UCLA coach Ben Howland, but Howland announced last week he's staying at UCLA. Nebraska has also contacted Wisconsin-Milwaukee coach Rob Jeter.

Other names on Nebraska's initial list included VCU coach Shaka Smart, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, Ohio coach John Groce and Colorado State coach Tim Miles.

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