2015-16 Men's Basketball News

  • 2015-16 #TopORUMoments; #6-ORU Sweeps PSO Mayor's Cup
    July 18, 2016
    For the second year in a row, the Oral Roberts men’s and women’s basketball teams beat Tulsa in the annual PSO Mayor’s Cup games, keeping both trophies at 81st and Lewis for another year.
  • 2015-16 #TopORUMoments; #14 - MBB Sweeps Through MABCC
    June 29, 2016
    Winning three games in three days, all decided by 10 points or fewer, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team swept through Harrisonburg, Virginia, and won the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic.
  • ORU Adds Two More During Spring Signing Period
    May 09, 2016
    Oral Roberts men’s basketball coach Scott Sutton has announced the addition of Dezmond McDaniel and Jontray Harris, both of whom signed NLIs during the most recent signing period. With the additions, ORU will bring in four newcomers next year, including three freshmen.
  • 2016 Paradise Jam Bracket Released
    May 06, 2016
    The official bracket for the 2016 Paradise Jam has been released and the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will face Ole Miss in the opening round. That game will tip off at 2 p.m. (CT) November 18.
  • Emegano Named to ADA Scholar-Athlete Team
    April 18, 2016
    Oral Roberts standout Obi Emegano is one of 10 athletes who have been named to the DI-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team after the senior led the Summit League in scoring and posted a 3.66 graduate GPA in counseling. Emegano is the first Golden Eagle since Luke Spencer-Gardner in 2005 to earn the honor.
  • ORU Bids Farewell to Decorated Seniors after 2015-16 Season
    April 06, 2016
    With the end of the 2015-16 men’s basketball season, ORU’s says goodbye to two seniors who finish their careers with their names etched in the program record books.
  • Fan Vote Underway to Help Emegano Earn Player of the Year Honors
    April 01, 2016
    The College Court Report is conducting a fan vote to help determine the Mid-Major Player of the Year. Oral Roberts senior Obi Emegano has already advanced to the final four of the competition and is looking to earn a spot in the finals.
  • Emegano Earns Academic All-League Honors
    March 31, 2016
    Oral Roberts senior Obi Emegano has earned a spot on the Summit League Academic All-League Team it was announced by the league office Thursday. The team was voted on by the faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors from each member institution and were chosen based on their academic and athletic performances this season.
  • Emegano Named to NABC All-District First Team
    March 25, 2016
    Senior guard Obi Emegano has been named to the NABC All-District 12 First Team, it was announced by the association Friday. Emegano was a second team all-district selection in 2014-15.
  • ORU Goes Cold, Falls 73-70 to SDSU
    March 05, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball led for 38:22 of the game, but couldn’t connect in the final two minutes of the game as South Dakota State finished the game on a 10-0 run as the Golden Eagles fell 73-70 in the Summit League quarterfinals Saturday evening.
  • No. 7 ORU Faces No. 2 South Dakota State in Summit League Quarterfinals
    March 04, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will start its quest for a Summit League Championship Saturday as the Golden Eagles enter as the No. 7 seed and face No. 2 South Dakota State in the first round.
  • Emegano Earns First Team All-Summit League Honors
    March 03, 2016
    Oral Roberts University senior guard Obi Emegano has earned a spot on the All-Summit League first team, it was announced Thursday as the league prepares for the start of the Summit League Tournament, which begins Saturday.
  • ORU Battles But Can’t Steal Road Victory in 73-65 Loss at SDSU
    February 27, 2016
    Led by its two seniors, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team threatened to snap South Dakota State’s home winning streak, but the Golden Eagles came up short in a 73-65 loss Saturday afternoon.
  • Regular Season Concludes at South Dakota State
    February 27, 2016
    Entering the final day of the regular season, the top three seeds have been set for the upcoming Summit League Tournament, but for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team there is still plenty to be determined. The Golden Eagles have a one-game lead over South Dakota and are tied with Denver entering Saturday’s matchup with South Dakota State, who has already clinched the No. 2 seed.
  • Late Flurry Falls Short in 102-98 Loss at Omaha
    February 25, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team cut a 19-point deficit down to four inside the final minute but couldn’t complete the comeback as the Golden Eagles fell 102-98 at Omaha Thursday night inside Baxter Arena.
  • Final Regular Season Trip Begins at Omaha Thursday
    February 24, 2016
    Having won three in a row at the Mabee Center, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will try to carry momentum on the road as the Golden Eagles face two of the top three teams in the league in the final weekend of the regular season. The road trip begins Thursday as ORU travels to Omaha to play in the brand new Baxter Arena.
  • ORU Honors Seniors with 62-58 Win over Denver
    February 19, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team got 28 points from its starting front court and 26 more from senior Obi Emegano as the Golden Eagles held on to beat Denver 62-58 Friday night in the final home game of the year.
  • ORU Hosts Denver For Senior Night
    February 18, 2016
    The final home game of the season, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will host Denver Friday evening as the two teams jockey for position in the Summit League standings. ORU will recognize seniors Obi Emegano and Brandon Conley immediately following the game. ORU and Denver are currently tied for sixth with 5-8 league records.
  • ORU Holds On For 72-66 Win Over Western Illinois
    February 13, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team opened up an early lead and used clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to hold off a Western Illinois charge, winning it 72-66 Saturday evening at the Mabee Center.
  • Golden Eagles Face Western Illinois Saturday
    February 12, 2016
    Following a convincing win against IUPUI Thursday, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will remain at home Saturday against a Western Illinois team that has won two straight and is fighting for a spot in the Summit League Tournament.
  • Conley Vying for Title of Dark Horse Dunker
    February 11, 2016
    Oral Roberts senior Brandon Conley is one of 16 dunkers who are battling in a bracket-style contest to be named the Dark Horse Dunker of the Year. Fans will determine the winner, who will then earn a spot in the College Slam Dunk Championship.
  • Defense Keys ORU to 77-56 Win Over IUPUI
    February 11, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team earned nine steals and had six blocks as the defense spurred the Golden Eagles to a 77-56 victory over IUPUI Thursday night at the Mabee Center. The 56 points given up, including four inside the final 30 seconds, were the fewest given up to a Division I opponent this year and second only to the 53 scored by John Brown.
  • Final Home Stand Begins with IUPUI Thursday
    February 10, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team returns to the Mabee Center Thursday evening as the Golden Eagles host IUPUI to kick off a three game home stand as the regular season winds down.
  • Golden Eagles Unable to Complete Comeback in 91-79 loss at South Dakota
    February 06, 2016
    Down as many as 14, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team battled back and cut it to two but could not complete the comeback and late free throws pushed South Dakota to the 91-79 victory Saturday afternoon in the DakotaDome.
  • ORU Looks to Bounce Back Against South Dakota Saturday
    February 05, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will look to get back on track Saturday as the Golden Eagles travel to South Dakota for a matinée contest.
  • ORU Falters in 67-63 Loss at North Dakota State
    February 04, 2016
    For the second game in a row, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team led for nearly 30 minutes but surrendered the late lead, falling 67-63 to North Dakota State Thursday night.
  • ORU Battles North Dakota State Thursday in Fargo
    February 03, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will start its next to the last road trip of the regular season Thursday as the Golden Eagles travel north to face North Dakota State.
  • ORU To Host 14th Annual TTCU Diaper Dash
    January 28, 2016
    Parents or grandparents, is your favorite baby a future Olympic champion? There's one way to find out! The 14th Annual TTCU Diaper Dash is open for "crawlers only" and will be held on the Mabee Center floor at halftime of this year's ORU Men's Basketball Game on Friday, February 19th at 7pm.
  • ORU Gives Up Late Run, Lead in 68-63 Loss to IPFW
    January 28, 2016
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team led by as many as 13 and led for more than 27 minutes in the game, but went cold down the stretch and could not hold off IPFW as the Golden Eagles fell 68-63 Thursday night.
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