Oral Roberts (1-3) at BYU (2-1)
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018 / 7 p.m. (MT) / 8 p.m. (CT)
TV/Video: BYU TV
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Marriott Center / Provo, Utah
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will head west to Provo, Utah, as the Golden Eagles face BYU Thursday evening.
Thursday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. (MT), 8 p.m. (CT) from the Marriott Center and will be televised on BYU TV. 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.
Scouting the Opponent
• Through the first three games of the season, BYU has been led by Yoeli Childs who is averaging 18 points and 14 rebounds per game.
• BYU was picked to finish third in the WCC Preseason Poll, behind Gonzaga and Saint Mary's, while Childs was a preseason All-Conference selection.
• ORU and BYU will meet for the sixth time, with BYU having won all five previous meetings.
• Thursday's game will be ORU's fifth game in a 10 day span since starting the season November 6 at Missouri State.
• Junior Emmanuel Nzekwesi has scored in double figures in all four games for ORU this season, and is leading the Golden Eagles in scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding (8.5 ppg).
• ORU basketball was featured on ESPN's SportsCenter Top 10 twice after Tuesday's basketball action, both for half-court shots. Former ORU player and current ORU women's basketball assistant coach Kyron Stokes drained a half-court shot backwards to earn the No. 10 spot, while CBU's buzzer-beater against the Golden Eagles was the top play.
• ORU will once again be one of the youngest teams in America with eight newcomers, including five freshmen.
• Junior Emmanuel Nzekwesi returns after leading ORU in scoring at 12.7 points per game last year and was second on the squad, and the top returner, at 7.2 rebounds per contest.
• ORU was picked to finish sixth in The Summit League, just behind North Dakota State and ahead of league newcomer North Dakota.
• Nzekwesi was a preseason All-Summit League Second Team selection after earning honorable mention honors last year.
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).