2018-19 Men's Basketball News

  • ORU Earns Five Honors in CoSIDA Publications & Design Contest
    June 18, 2019
    The Oral Roberts Athletic Communications department had five publications earn national recognition, including three “Best in the Nation” honors, it was announced Tuesday by CoSIDA.
  • Men's Basketball Adds Max Abmas
    April 24, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team has announced that Texas high school standout Max Abmas has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Golden Eagles for the 2019-20 season.
  • ORU Adds Graduate Transfer in Lazenby
    April 18, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men's basketball team has announced that former Glencoe standout and junior college All-American Ty Lazenby will join the Golden Eagles as a graduate transfer after earning his degree from the University of Oklahoma.
  • Burns Joins ORU Basketball as Graduate Transfer
    April 17, 2019
    Graduate transfer Deondre Burns will play his final year of college basketball for Oral Roberts University, it was announced by ORU Head Coach Paul Mills on Wednesday.
  • Obanor Named Freshman All-American
    April 01, 2019
    Oral Roberts freshman Kevin Obanor has been named a finalist for the 2019 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year Award, it was announced Monday by College Insider. Additionally, Obanor was named to the 2019 Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America team by the same organization. 
  • No. 4 NDSU Topples No. 5 ORU 86-73
    March 10, 2019
    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.
  • March Madness Begins Sunday as No. 5 ORU Battles No. 4 North Dakota State in Summit League Tournament
    March 08, 2019
    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.
  • Obanor, Nzekwesi Earn All-Summit League Honors; Obanor Top Freshman
    March 07, 2019
    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.
  • Meet the Golden Eagles - #ORUMBB Managers
    March 07, 2019
    Meet the Golden Eagles - #ORUMBB Managers
  • Field Set for 2019 Summit League Championships
    March 02, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as the No. 5 seed in the 2019 Summit League Basketball Championship. 
  • ORU Closes Regular Season with 84-80 Win Over Omaha
    February 28, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team honored its seniors in style, Thursday night at the Mabee Center, topping Omaha 84-80 in the Golden Eagles’ final game of the regular season.
  • ORU Hosts Omaha in Regular Season Finale
    February 27, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will close out the regular season, Thursday, as the Golden Eagles host Omaha in the second half of a double header.  
  • ORU Unable to Overcome Slow Start in 75-66 Loss at Western Illinois
    February 23, 2019
    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.
  • ORU Faces Off Against Western Illinois Saturday
    February 22, 2019
    The final road trip of the regular season, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will travel to Western Illinois for a Saturday contest.
  • Meet the Golden Eagles - Kevin Obanor
    February 21, 2019
    Freshman standout Kevin Obanor joins host Kaelen Malone in this edition of Meet the Golden Eagles.
  • ORU Falls to North Dakota 85-73
    February 16, 2019
    A hot shooting second half went the way of North Dakota as the Fighting Hawks topped Oral Roberts 85-73, Saturday night.
  • ORU Travels to North Dakota Saturday
    February 15, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will make its first trip to Grand Forks, North Dakota, as the Golden Eagles play at North Dakota, Saturday evening.
  • 3-Point Barrage Pushes NDSU Past ORU, 85-73
    February 14, 2019
    North Dakota State hit 10 3-pointers in the first half, 15 in the game, and held off a late Oral Roberts charge as the Bison topped the Golden Eagles 85-73, Thursday night.
  • North Dakota Trip Starts Thursday in Fargo
    February 13, 2019
    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.
  • Obanor Earns Summit League Player of the Week Honors
    February 11, 2019
    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.
  • Golden Eagles Grab 86-72 Road Win at South Dakota
    February 10, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team made a run late in the first half and cruised to an 86-72 victory over South Dakota on the road, Sunday, at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
  • ORU Travels to South Dakota for Sunday Matinee
    February 09, 2019
    After four straight at home, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will start a four-game road stretch, beginning Sunday as the Golden Eagles travel to South Dakota.  
  • Quick Start Leads ORU Past Denver, 78-65
    February 07, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team took a 16-point lead into halftime and never looked back as the Golden Eagles topped Denver 78-65, Thursday night at the Mabee Center.
  • ORU Hosts Denver Thursday for “Star Wars Night”
    February 06, 2019
    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.
  • Battle of Clutch Shots the Way of the Mastodons, 82-81
    February 02, 2019
    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.
  • ORU Celebrates Hall of Fame Weekend; Hosts Purdue Fort Wayne
    February 01, 2019
    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
  • ORU Comeback Falls Short in 86-80 Loss to South Dakota State
    January 31, 2019
    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.
  • South Dakota State Visits Mabee Center Thursday
    January 30, 2019
    In the middle of a four-game home stand, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will host South Dakota State Thursday evening.
  • NDSU Uses Late Push to Get by ORU 67-57
    January 26, 2019
    A tight game throughout, it was North Dakota State who had a late 15-5 run to top Oral Roberts 67-57 in men’s basketball action Saturday night at the Mabee Center.
  • ORU Hosts North Dakota State Saturday
    January 25, 2019
    After nearly a week off, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will return to the court Saturday evening to face off against North Dakota State.
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