Oral Roberts (7-13, 3-2) – South Dakota (8-9, 2-2)
Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: KGEB TV53/CoxHD / ESPN+
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Tulsa, Okla. / Mabee Center
TULSA, Okla. – 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.
Thursday's game will tip off from the Mabee Center at 7 p.m. and will be televised locally on KGEB TV53/CoxHD and available online through ESPN+. 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.
ORU Game Notes: vs. South Dakota
Opponent Game Notes: vs. South Dakota
Summit League Notes: Week 11
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota
TV / Live Video: KGEB TV53/CoxHD / ESPN+
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Scouting the Opponent
• Sophomore Stanley Umude, the reigning Summit League Player of the Week, leads the South Dakota attack at 12.9 points per game but is one of four players averaging double digits in scoring.
• USD is giving up an average of 66.9 points per game this year, but surrendering 73.2 points per game in Summit League play. The Coyotes are coming off an 87-73 win against Purdue Fort Wayne.
• ORU is 6-6 all-time against South Dakota, with a 3-3 record at home and a 3-3 record in Vermillion. The Coyotes have won the last three meetings and six of the last seven contests.
• With a 20/12 game against Purdue Fort Wayne, that included 18 points and 11 rebounds in the first half, Emmanuel Nzekewsi topped the 1,000 point mark for his career and became the 17th player in ORU history to reach 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds.
• ORU is seventh in the nation in total rebounds with 728 and 49th in the nation in total assists with 271.
• Nzekwesi is 15th in the nation in total field goals made (134), 17th in total rebounds (172) and 24th in double-doubles with seven.
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).