2016-17 Men's Basketball News

  • Former San Antonio Player of the Year Joins ORU Men's Basketball Program
    May 17, 2017
    An elite 3-point shooter who was the 2015-16 San Antonio Player of the Year, Sam Kearns has signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Oral Roberts men’s basketball program after a year at North Platte Community College.
  • ORU to Face Oklahoma State, Penn State, as Part of 2017 Legends Classic
    May 16, 2017
    Regional Round matchups, which include trips for Oral Roberts to Oklahoma State and Penn State, are set for the 11th annual Legends Classic (@LegendsBball), it was announced Tuesday.
  • ORU Adds National Champion Point Guard in Conley
    May 15, 2017
    After helping his Hutchinson Community College team win the NJCAA National Championship in March, point guard James Conley has signed with the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team, it was announced by new Head Coach Paul Mills Monday.
  • Social Scene: Hiring of Paul Mills
    May 05, 2017
    ORU’s hiring of former Baylor assistant Paul Mills as its new head coach made quite a buzz around the basketball world. Here’s a glimpse into some of the social media posts about the new men’s basketball leader.
  • Nzekwesi Selected for Dutch National Team
    May 04, 2017
    Oral Roberts men’s basketball freshman Emmanuel Nzekwesi has been selected for the Netherlands National Team at the FIBA U20 Championships over the summer, it was announced earlier in the week.
  • Hester, Patterson Hired to Fill Mills' Coaching Staff
    May 03, 2017
    New Head Men’s Basketball Coach Paul Mills wasted no time filling his coaching staff at Oral Roberts University, adding Talvin Hester and Sam Patterson to fill his two vacant positions. Rodney Perry (associate head coach) and Steve Upshaw (director of basketball operations) were retained by Mills.
  • Paul Mills Officially Introduced at Press Conference
    May 01, 2017
    New Oral Roberts Head Men’s Basketball Coach Paul Mills was officially introduced at a press conference after being selected for the job late last week. Mills brings more than 20 years of experience to 81st and Lewis, and will inherit an All-Summit League selection in Albert Owens and the Summit League Freshman of the Year in Emmanuel Nzekwesi.
  • Paul Mills Named New ORU Head Men's Basketball Coach
    April 28, 2017
    Oral Roberts University has named Paul Mills as the new head coach for the ORU men’s basketball program, it was announced today by Mike Carter, ORU’s Director of Athletics. Mills joins the Golden Eagles after 14 years at Baylor, eight as an assistant coach, and will be officially introduced at a press conference Monday.
  • Ruder Signs to Transfer to ORU
    April 26, 2017
    Former Missouri State standout Austin Ruder has announced that he will transfer to ORU for the 2017-18 season after having earned his degree in Springfield, making him immediately eligible to play.
  • Fuqua Signs to Join ORU Men's Basketball Program
    April 12, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team added a new face but a familiar name Wednesday, as R.J. Fuqua signed his letter of intent to join the Golden Eagles for the 2017-18 season.
  • Sutton Released as Men's Basketball Coach
    April 10, 2017
    Oral Roberts University Athletic Director Mike Carter announced today the release of Scott Sutton as the University’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
  • Owens Earns ADA Scholar-Athlete Team Honors
    April 04, 2017
    Oral Roberts junior men’s basketball player Albert Owens has been named to the DI-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team, it was announced by the organization Tuesday. The honor marks the second year in a row in which the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team has had someone honored after Obi Emegano earned the distinction for the 2015-16 season.
  • Owens Named to Academic All-League Team
    March 28, 2017
    Five Summit League men's basketball players were selected to the 2016-17 Summit League Academic All-League Team as voted by the faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors of the league's nine member institutions. Student-athletes were chosen for the honor based on their academic and athletic performances this season.
  • ORU to Take Part in 2017 Legends Classic
    March 06, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will take part in the 2017 Legends Classic during the 2017-18 season, it was announced Monday by the organization.
  • Nzekwesi Named Freshman of the Year; Owens Earns All-League Honors
    March 02, 2017
    Oral Roberts freshman Emmanuel Nzekwesi was named the 2016-17 Summit League Freshman of the Year, it was announced Thursday by the league office. Additionally, junior Albert Owens was tabbed as an honorable mention All-Summit League selection.
  • Whole Person Champion: Emmanuel Nzekwesi
    February 24, 2017
    Learn more about men's basketball player and Whole Person Champion Emmanuel Nzekwesi
  • ORU Pushes First Place Bison in 82-80 Loss
    February 22, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team used a 15-0 second half run and pushed Summit League leading North Dakota State to the brink in an 82-80 loss Wednesday evening at the Mabee Center.
  • ORU To Honor Seniors Wednesday vs. NDSU
    February 21, 2017
    As the 2016-17 season comes to a close, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will honor five Golden Eagles on Senior Night, Wednesday, as ORU hosts North Dakota State at the Mabee Center.
  • USD Tops ORU 86-72
    February 18, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team made a late 7-0 run to cut a 14-point deficit to just seven with five minutes to play, but was unable to complete the comeback in an 86-72 loss at South Dakota Saturday.
  • ORU Travels to South Dakota Saturday
    February 17, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will finish up the road portion of the regular season Saturday as the Golden Eagles travel to South Dakota for a 3:15 tip off at the new Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
  • Omaha Prevails over ORU in Overtime, 83-76
    February 16, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team had a shot to win it in regulation against Omaha , but the Mavericks prevailed in overtime, 83-76 Thursday night at Baxter Arena.
  • Golden Eagles Battle Omaha on the Road Thursday
    February 15, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will travel to Omaha Thursday as the Golden Eagles look to jump into a tie for sixth in the Summit League standings. ORU (4-9) is nipping at the heels of IUPUI, Western Illinois and South Dakota State, all of whom have five league wins.
  • ORU Topples IUPUI on the Road 74-68
    February 11, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team used strong defense and solid free throw shooting to earn a 74-68 victory over IUPUI Saturday night at the Indianapolis Farmers Coliseum.
  • ORU Heads to IUPUI For Saturday Contest
    February 10, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team begins a three-game stretch on the road Saturday as the Golden Eagles travel to IUPUI.
  • Western Illinois Hangs on To Top ORU 63-60
    February 08, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team mounted a 13-1 run to get within a point with six seconds to go, but Western Illinois hit a pair of free throws and a long 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark as the Leathernecks held on to beat ORU 63-60 Wednesday night at the Mabee Center.
  • Golden Eagles Host Leathernecks for Midweek Matchup
    February 07, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will return to action at the Mabee Center Wednesday evening as the Golden Eagles host Western Illinois at 7 p.m.
  • Late Free Throws Push SDSU past ORU, 74-67
    February 04, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team led for more than half the game and led by as many as 15 mid-way through the second half but South Dakota State scored 13 of their final 17 points from the free throw line as the Jackrabbits topped the Golden Eagles 74-67 Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena.
  • ORU Heads to SDSU for Key Contest Saturday
    February 02, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will travel to South Dakota State on Saturday for an important contest in terms of Summit League standings, where the Jackrabbits currently sit one game ahead of the Golden Eagles.
  • Anderson's Career High Not Enough as Denver Gets Hot in Second Half
    January 31, 2017
    Aaron Anderson scored a career high 21 points to lead a cast of four double-figure scorers for the Oral Roberts men's basketball team, but it wasn't enough as Denver caught fire in the second half of a 93-69 Denver win.
  • ORU, Denver Face Off Tuesday
    January 30, 2017
    A stretch of six out of seven games at home comes to an end Tuesday evening as the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team hosts Denver at 7 p.m.
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