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Golden Eagles Back at Mabee Center to Host South Dakota Sunday

Golden Eagles Back at Mabee Center to Host South Dakota Sunday

The Basics
Oral Roberts vs. South Dakota
Date/Time:
Sunday, January 3, 2016 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video:
ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Location:
Mabee Center / Tulsa, Okla. 

TULSA, Okla. – Having only played one home game in the month of December, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will begin 2016 with a home game against South Dakota Sunday.

Sunday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. from the Mabee Center, and will be broadcast online through ESPN3 and will be available through the WatchESPN app. Geoff Haxton's radio call of the game can be heard at 97.1 FM in the Tulsa area and around the world for free through www.ORUAthletics.com and through the ORU Athletics Front Row App.

ORU vs. South Dakota  | January 3 | Mabee Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Schedule Coverage At A Glance

vs. South Dakota
Sunday
January 3 | 7 p.m.
Tickets | Directions 

  Live Audio: 97.1 FM
     Play-by-Play: Geoff Haxton
  Television: ESPN3 / WatchESPN
     Play-by-Play: Bob Carpenter
     Commentator: Tom Whillock
  Live Stats: ORUAthletics.com

 

All-Time vs. USD:
ORU leads, 5-1

ORU Head Coach:
   Scott Sutton (17th Season)
at ORU: 314-215 
vs. USD: 3-1

Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  // Game Notes: ORU | USD

Quick Hits
• The Golden Eagles are 5-1 all-time against South Dakota, but it was the Coyotes who took the most recent meeting, winning 83-70 inside the Mabee Center February 14 of last year.

• ORU will return home after a five-game road swing and a stretch of seven of eight games away from home. Sunday will be just the second home game for ORU since November 28.

A win Sunday would even ORU's league record at 1-1 and continue a seven-game home winning streak.

A loss Wednesday would make it a six-game losing streak, the longest since the 2000-01 season when ORU dropped seven straight.

• So far this year, ORU has claimed the PSO Mayor's Cup for the third year in a row with a 70-68 win over Tulsa, and swept through the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic at  James Madison to win the tournament with a 3-0 record.

Albert Owens and Obi Emegano (MVP) were each named to the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic All-Tournament Team after helping ORU to a 3-0 record and tournament championship.

• ORU was picked to finish third in The Summit League in the preseason poll, although the Golden Eagles did pick up one first place vote. Obi Emegano, who has earned a pair of Player of the Week honors already, was tabbed as the league's Player of the Year.

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: vs. South Dakota
Opponent Game Notes: vs. South Dakota
Summit League Notes: Week 8
ESPN3: vs. South Dakota
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota
Free Audio: vs. South Dakota

For the latest information on ORU men's basketball, follow @ORUMBB on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com.  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store. For tickets, visit mabeecenter.com or call 495-7ORU (7678).

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