2012-13 Basketball News

  • Pairings Announced for 2013 Cancun Challenge
    June 12, 2013
    Tournament officials announced the pairings for the 2013 Men's Cancun Challenge, played at the Aventura Palace resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
  • Drew Wilson Joins ORU MBB Program
    May 29, 2013
    Former East Central standout Drew Wilson has joined the Oral Roberts University men's basketball team, it was announced Tuesday. Wilson will sit out the 2013-14 season after transferring from Missouri State.
  • 20 Wins, Postseason Victories Highlight 2012-13 MBB Season
    April 24, 2013
    The ORU men's basketball team, and Coach Scott Sutton, knew the challenge ahead in 2012-13 as they saw national and mid-major powerhouses on the schedule, but missed opportunities and other adversity led to disappointment early in the season. Even though the preseason favorites in the Southland Conference did not hold rank, ORU posted a second consecutive 20-win season and won a postseason tournament game for the first time in 38 years.
  • MBB Adds Three During Spring Signing Period
    April 18, 2013
    The Oral Roberts men's basketball team received letters of intent from three players on Wednesday as part of the NCAA's spring signing period. Denell Henderson, Adrion Webber and Jabbar Singleton will join the Golden Eagles for the 2013-14 season.
  • Manghum Named All-Academic First Team
    April 09, 2013
    Junior guard Mikey Manghum has earned another academic honor, earning a spot on the Southland Conference All-Academic First Team, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
  • ORU Falls at Weber State, 83-74 in CIT Quarterfinals
    March 28, 2013
    After cruising to wins in the first two rounds of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, ORU ran into a red-hot Weber State team and fell 83-74 at the Dee Events Center Wednesday night.
  • ORU Advances to CIT Quarterfinals with 76-62 Win Over UCI
    March 26, 2013
    An 18-5 Oral Roberts run, spanning more than eight minutes in the first half, was all the distance the Golden Eagles (20-14) would need to push past the Anteaters of UC Irvine (21-16) on Monday night in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament at the Mabee Center.
  • ORU Duo Earns All-District Honors
    March 26, 2013
    A pair of Oral Roberts men's basketball players have picked up all-district honors from the NABC, it was announced Tuesday. Seniors Damen Bell-Holter and Warren Niles were each named to the first team all-district. It is the second year in a row in which ORU has had a first team selection, with Dominique Morrison picking up the accolade last season.
  • ORU Faces Weber State in CIT Quarterfinals
    March 26, 2013
    Two of the most dominant teams through the first two rounds of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament will face off in the quarterfinals of the tournament Wednesday night. Oral Roberts has led each of its first two games by at least 19 points, while Weber State has won by an average of 30 points per game in their first two victories.
  • ORU Hosts UC Irvine in CIT Second Round
    March 22, 2013
    Following an 84-76 road win in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team has learned that it will host UC Irvine in the second round of the CIT. The Golden Eagles and Anteaters will take to the Mabee Center court on Monday, March 25 for a 7 p.m. tip off.
  • ORU Holds On For 84-76 Victory Over UTA in CIT
    March 21, 2013
    Free throws down the stretch proved the difference as ORU broke an 11-game postseason losing streak with an 84-76 victory at UT Arlington, Wednesday night in the first round of the CIT.
  • ORU Faces UTA in First Round of CIT
    March 19, 2013
    For the third year in a row and seventh time in the past nine seasons, ORU will compete in a postseason tournament as they travel to UT Arlington for the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Golden Eagles and Mavericks will face off at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.
  • ORU Accepts CIT Bid; Travels to UT Arlington
    March 17, 2013
    The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will compete in a postseason tournament for the seventh time in the past nine years, having accepted a bid to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Golden Eagles, who are 18-14 on the season, will travel to UT Arlington to face the Mavericks, who are 19-13 and lost in the WAC championship game. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.
  • No. 3 ORU Falls Short in 58-55 Loss to No. 6 SHSU
    March 15, 2013
    Oral Roberts' first trip to the Southland Conference Tournament was cut short on Thursday as the third-ranked Golden Eagles fell 58-55 to No. 6 Sam Houston State inside the Merrell Center.
  • Merrell Madness Awaits ORU
    March 13, 2013
    In its 24th season with a conference affiliation, Oral Roberts will make its first trip south for a conference tournament as the Golden Eagles travel to the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, for the 2013 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament.
  • ORU Trio Earns All-Conference Honors
    March 12, 2013
    ORU's triple threat earned all-conference honors, it was announced Tuesday by the Southland Conference office in preparation for the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament. Seniors Damen Bell-Holter and Warren Niles were both first team all-conference, while junior Shawn Glover was named to the second team.
  • Southland Conference Tournament Central
    March 11, 2013
    Find all of the information you need for the upcoming 2013 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.
  • Pair of Buzzer-Beaters Doom ORU in 86-84 OT Loss
    March 10, 2013
    Central Arkansas hit baskets at the end of regulation and overtime as Oral Roberts fell 86-84 in overtime at the Farris Center Saturday evening. The loss drops ORU to 18-13 with a 13-5 record in the Southland Conference, finishing third in the regular season. Central Arkansas improved to 13-16, 7-11 with the victory and will be the seventh seed in the upcoming SLC tournament in Katy, Texas.
  • ORU Faces Bears in Season Finale
    March 08, 2013
    Coming off an 18-point victory over Lamar and a week off to prepare, Oral Roberts will try to continue momentum heading into the Southland Conference Tournament as they travel to Central Arkansas on Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams.
  • Billbury's Double-Double Pushes ORU Past Lamar, 68-50
    March 03, 2013
    Korey Billbury had a career night with his first double-double in an ORU uniform as the freshman paced Oral Roberts in a 68-50 road victory over Lamar, Saturday night at the Montagne Center.
  • ORU Upset by McNeese State, 56-54
    March 01, 2013
    Oral Roberts led the first 36 minutes of the game, but a late 12-0 run by McNeese State pushed the Cowboys past the Golden Eagles 56-54, Thursday evening at Burton Coliseum.
  • ORU Hoping to Return to Winning Ways at Lamar
    March 01, 2013
    Oral Roberts will try to regroup and get back in the win column after a heartbreaking loss to McNeese State on Thursday as the Golden Eagles travel to Lamar on Saturday.
  • MBB Road Swing Begins at McNeese State
    February 26, 2013
    With three games left in the regular season, all on the road, ORU will look to rebound from a BracketBuster loss by taking down McNeese State in Lake Charles, La., on Thursday.
  • Weber State Spoils ORU Home Finale, 70-66
    February 24, 2013
    Hot shooting down the stretch by Weber State proved the difference as the Wildcats spoiled the home finale for Oral Roberts and seniors Damen Bell-Holter and Warren Niles, both of whom were honored following the contest.
  • MBB Hosts Weber State on Senior Night
    February 21, 2013
    A pair of seniors who have left a significant impact on the Oral Roberts basketball program will be honored immediately following Saturday night's men's basketball contest against Weber State. The Golden Eagles will tip off against the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in a late non-conference matchup. The game will conclude the home portion of the schedule for ORU.
  • ORU Blasts Central Arkansas, 94-65
    February 20, 2013
    Oral Roberts dominated from start to finish as they put away the Bears of Central Arkansas 94-65 Tuesday night at the Mabee Center. ORU (17-10, 12-3 Southland) finished out its SLC home slate with seven-straight victories, and will finish the home schedule with Weber State on Saturday. Central Arkansas (9-16, 5-11 Southland) dropped its fifth-straight game with the loss.
  • Niles Earns Third SLC Player of the Week Award
    February 18, 2013
    Oral Roberts guard Warren Niles has been named the Southland Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. It is the third time he has won the award this season but the first since December 3.
  • ORU Faces UCA for First Time in 2012-13
    February 18, 2013
    After getting into a routine in Southland play, things will be shaken up as ORU hosts its travel partner Central Arkansas in a Tuesday matchup at the Mabee Center. The Golden Eagles and Bears will face of in a 7:30 p.m. tip off in a game that will be nationally televised through GEB America and Fox College Sports.
  • ORU Holds on for 56-51 Victory Over Corpus Christi
    February 17, 2013
    For the second game in a row, Oral Roberts (16-10, 11-3, SLC) got a hot start from senior Warren Niles and the Golden Eagles held on beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-19, 3-10, SLC) 56-51 on Saturday night at the Mabee Center.
  • Niles, Bell-Holter Dominate in 72-64 Victory Over SHSU
    February 15, 2013
    Oral Roberts got a combined 49 points from Warren Niles and Damen Bell-Holter and the Golden Eagles never trailed as they topped Sam Houston State 74-64 Thursday night at the Mabee Center.
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