ORU Begins 2017 Progressive Legends Classic with Trip to Stillwater

ORU Begins 2017 Progressive Legends Classic with Trip to Stillwater

The Basics
Oral Roberts at Oklahoma State
Date/Time:
 Thursday, November 16, 2017 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: Fox Sports Plus / Fox Sports Go
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Stillwater, Okla. (Gallagher-Iba Arena)

 

TULSA, Okla. –  The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will begin the 2017 Progressive Legends Classic with a trip to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State Thursday night at 7 p.m. ORU will play four games as part of the tournament, including two neutral site games in Malibu, California, and road games against the Cowboys and Penn State.

Thursday's game will be televised on Fox Sports Plus and available online and on mobile devices through Fox Sports Go with Mike Wolfe, Brydon Manzer and Allison Gappa on the call. Radio broadcaster Adam Hildebrandt's radio call of the game can be heard on The Franchise at 107.9 FM and 1270 AM, and online at TheFranchiseOk.com.

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: at Oklahoma State
Opponent Game Notes: at Oklahoma State
Summit League Notes: Week 2
Live Stats: at Oklahoma State
TV / Live Video: Fox Sports Plus / Fox Sports Go
Free Audio: at Oklahoma State

Quick Hits
• Thursday will be the 21st meeting between Oklahoma State and ORU, but the two teams have met just once since 1997.  OSU holds a 15-5 lead in the all-time series, but ORU has won two of the last three meetings, including the most recent meeting; a 74-59 victory in the All-College Classic in 2007.

• The Golden Eagles have plenty to look forward to in 2017-18 with senior center Albert Owens being picked as a preseason first team All-Summit League selection while sophomore forward Emmanuel Nzekwesi earned preseason second team honors. Additionally, Blue Ribbon Sports tabbed sophomore guard Sam Kearns as The Summit League's Preseason Newcomer of the Year.

• It is a new look for ORU this season. In addition to new Head Coach Paul Mills, who will bring a new look on both offense and defense, ORU has nine newcomers, including a trio of redshirts from last year. ORU also has a new logo and home court design that were both released just before the start of the season.

Albert Owens is 40 points away from becoming the 34th player in ORU history to score 1,000 career points. If he maintains his 17.4 ppg average from a year ago, Owens would reach the mark in the third game of the season and the 98th of his career, tying him with Luke Spencer-Gardner for the 28th fastest to the mark.

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

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