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ORU Finalizes 2015-16 Schedule

ORU Finalizes 2015-16 Schedule

Full 2015-16 Schedule

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team has put the finishing touches on a very tough 2015-16 schedule, the coaching staff announced Friday. Highlighting the non-conference schedule are games against SEC programs South Carolina and LSU, as well as in-state games against Tulsa and Oklahoma.

"It is a very challenging schedule," said Coach Scott Sutton. "There's a lot of travel in November and December but hopefully that will get us prepared for what should be another tough Summit League schedule. Hopefully getting some of these younger guys some experience on our trip to the Dominican Republic will help prepare them to get ready to face a very difficult early season schedule."

ORU will play two exhibition contests, kicking off the preseason against Rogers State November 2, followed by a game with former assistant coach Tom Hankins and his Central Oklahoma squad November 7.

The regular season begins November 13 at the Mabee Center in the first of two games against Missouri State. Longtime rivals, this will be the second year in which the two teams will play a home-and-home series in the same year. ORU travels to Springfield December 16.

Not as long as the 15-day road trip from a year ago, but an extended road swing begins with a November 16 game at South Carolina, followed by the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic at James Madison November 20-22, where ORU will face UT Martin, JMU and Florida International.

Back-to-back home games close out the month of November as ORU hosts Tabor November 25 and Detroit November 28.

December starts with road games at New Mexico (December 1) and across town at Tulsa (December 5) in the PSO Mayor's Cup game.

The final non-conference home game will be December 9 against John Brown before traveling to Oklahoma December 12 for a game that will be nationally televised on ESPNU.

Road trips to Missouri State (December 16), LSU (December 19) and New Mexico State (December 21) finish the non-conference slate. After a break for Christmas, the team will begin a Summit League schedule at Fort Wayne December 30.

2015-16 ORU Men's Basketball Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Site

Mon.

Nov. 2

Rogers State (EXH)

Mabee Center

Sat.

Nov. 7

UCO (EXH)

Mabee Center

Fri.

Nov. 13

Missouri State

Mabee Center

Mon.

Nov. 16

at South Carolina

Columbia, S.C.

Fri.

Nov. 20

vs. UT Martin (MABCC)

Harrisonburg, Va.

Sat.

Nov. 21

at James Madison (MABCC)

Harrisonburg, Va.

Sun.

Nov. 22

vs. FIU (MABCC)

Harrisonburg, Va.

Wed.

Nov. 25

Tabor (MABCC)

Mabee Center

Sat.

Nov. 28

Detroit

Mabee Center

Tue.

Dec. 1

at New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M.

Sat.

Dec. 5

at Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla.

Wed.

Dec. 9

John Brown

Mabee Center

Sat.

Dec. 12

at Oklahoma

Norman, Okla.

Wed.

Dec. 16

at Missouri State

Springfield, Mo.

Sat.

Dec. 19

at LSU

Baton Rouge, La.

Mon.

Dec. 21

at New Mexico State

Las Cruces, N.M.

Wed.

Dec. 30

at Fort Wayne *

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sun.

Jan. 3

South Dakota *

Mabee Center

Wed.

Jan. 6

at Denver *

Denver, Colo.

Sat.

Jan. 9

North Dakota State *

Mabee Center

Thur.

Jan. 14

at IUPUI *

Indianapolis, Ind.

Sat.

Jan. 16

at Western Illinois *

Macomb, Ill.

Thur.

Jan. 21

South Dakota State *

Mabee Center

Sat.

Jan. 23

Omaha  * %

Mabee Center

Thur.

Jan. 28

Fort Wayne *

Mabee Center

Thur.

Feb. 4

at North Dakota State *

Fargo, N.D.

Sat.

Feb. 6

at South Dakota *

Vermillion, S.D.

Thur.

Feb. 11

IUPUI *

Mabee Center

Sat.

Feb. 13

Western Illinois *

Mabee Center

Fri.

Feb. 19

Denver *

Mabee Center

Thur.

Feb. 25

at Omaha *

Omaha, Neb.

Sat.

Feb. 27

at South Dakota State *

Brookings, S.D.

Sat.-Tue.

March 5-8

Summit League Tournament

Sioux Falls, S.D.

 * - Summit League Opponent
% - Hall of Fame Weekend

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