A hot start offensively turned ice cold in the second half for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team as the No. 5 Golden Eagles fell 86-73 to No. 4 North Dakota State in the Summit League quarterfinals Sunday evening at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will begin its quest for the 2019 Summit League Championship Sunday evening as the fifth-seeded Golden Eagles face No. 4 North Dakota State in the Summit League quarterfinals.
Junior Emmanuel Nzekwesi and freshman Kevin Obanor were each named to the All-Summit League second team, it was announced by the league office Thursday. Obanor was not finished racking up accolades as he was also named Freshman of the Year, Sixth man of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Newcomer team.
It took more than nine minutes for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team to get on the scoreboard, and although they got within two possessions on multiple occasions, the Golden Eagles were not able to climb out of the hole in a 75-66 loss on the road at Western Illinois, Saturday.
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will spend the weekend in the state of North Dakota for a pair of Summit League games, beginning with a trip to Fargo to face the Bison of North Dakota State Thursday.
Among a myriad of great performances last week around The Summit League, the ones by Western Illinois senior Brandon Gilbeck and Oral Roberts redshirt freshman Kevin Obanor were rewarded by league officials as that duo shared the latest #SummitMBB Player of the Week accolade announced Monday.
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will close out a four-game home stand, Thursday, as the Golden Eagles host Denver. It is Star Wars night at the Mabee Center and the first 300 students in the doors will receive a free Star Wars themed t-shirt.
Sam Kearns capped a career night with a pull-up jumper with 20 seconds left to give Oral Roberts a two-point lead, but Matt Holba answered with a game-winning 3-pointer with less than five seconds left to push Purdue Fort Wayne to an 82-81 win over the Golden Eagles Saturday night.
As part of Hall of Fame Weekend, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will host Purdue Fort Wayne Saturday at the Mabee Center. Thursday’s game will tip off at 7 p.m. from the Mabee Center and will be streamed for free through ORUAthletics.com
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team cut a 20-point lead down to five with just under a minute to play, but Summit League leading South Dakota State held off the charge and the Jackrabbits took an 86-80 win Thursday evening at the Mabee Center.
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team returns home, Thursday evening, as the Golden Eagles host South Dakota for Teacher Appreciation Night. All teachers and support staff can show a valid ID at the table in the North Lobby of the Mabee Center to receive two free tickets to the game. Kids 13 and under receive free admission to all ORU athletic events.