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ORU Travels to Oakland for Weekend Tournament

ORU Travels to Oakland for Weekend Tournament

The Basics
Oral Roberts (2-4) vs. Northern Illinois (2-1), Oakland (1-3), James Madison (4-0)
Date/Time:
 November 23 / 11 a.m. (CT)  
                   November 24 / 1:30 p.m. (CT)
                   November 25 / 11 a.m. (CT)
TV/Video: ESPN + / WatchESPN (Oakland game ONLY)
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location:
 Rochester, Mich. / Athletics Center O'rena

 ESPN + / WatchESPN (Oakland game ONLY)     |     Live Stats   |     The Franchise

ORU Notes  |   NIU Notes  |  OU Notes  |  JMU Notes  |  Summit League Notes

ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |    ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |   ORUMBB     


TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will travel to Oakland University to take part in the 2018 Men Against Breast Cancer Oakland Hoops Challenge, beginning Friday. ORU will play three games in three days as part of the tournament.

ORU's first game in Michigan will tip off Friday at 11 a.m. (CT) / noon (ET) from the O'rena. No video stream will be available for that game, but 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. Saturday's game against Oakland will be broadcast on ESPN +.

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: vs. Northern Illinois
Opponent Game Notes: vs. Northern Illinois
Summit League Notes: Week 3
Live Stats: vs. Northern Illinois
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: at Oakland
Opponent Game Notes: at Oakland
Summit League Notes: Week 3
Live Stats: at Oakland
TV / Live Video: ESPN + / WatchESPN (Oakland game ONLY)
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: vs. James Madison
Opponent Game Notes: vs. James Madison
Summit League Notes: Week 3
Live Stats: vs. James Madison
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Quick Hits
• ORU is a combined 19-16 all-time against the other three teams in the tournament; NIU (0-1), OU (18-15), JMU (1-0)

• In its most recent game, ORU was led by a cast of newcomers as DeShang Weaver scored a career high 23 points and Francis Lācis grabbed a career best 17 rebounds to earn a 37-point win over Ecclesia.

• Senior Kaelen Malone has recorded 15 assists and just three turnovers over his last three games.

• 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).

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