Oral Roberts (8-6, 1-0) vs. North Dakota (6-8, 1-0)
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video/Audio: ORU Sports Network
Live Stats: vs. North Dakota
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team returns to the Mabee Center to face the North Dakota Fighting Hawks Wednesday, January 2 at 7 p.m. in the first ever meeting between the two programs.
ORU Head Coach Misti Cussen is one win shy of 100th all-time career victories at the helm for the Golden Eagles.
About the Opponent
- North Dakota is currently 6-8 on the season and 1-0 in Summit League play. Last season, the Fighting Hawks finished tied for ninth in the final Big Sky Conference standings.
- The Fighting Hawks won their league opener, 79-60, at home against Purdue Fort Wayne on December 30.
- North Dakota returned four starters from last season and added six newcomers.
- Lexi Klabo was named Summit League Player of the Week for the second time this season.
- ORU will face North Dakota for the first ever meeting between the two programs.
- The Golden Eagles won their Summit League opener 71-56 at Omaha on December 30.
- A win for the Golden Eagles would give the women's team back-to-back Summit League wins and improve their record to 2-0.
- Maya Mayberry was named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team. Mayberry currently averages 12.3 points per game.
- Lakota Beatty averages 14.8 points per game which puts her at seventh in the Summit League and 16th in the nation in three-point field goals made.
- Sophomore, Keni Jo Lippe, averages 12.6 points per game and is currently second in the Summit League in overall free throws made and is 10th in the nation.
- As a whole, ORU is tied for seventh in the nation in overall three-point field goals made.
- Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her seventh season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds a 99-99 overall head coaching record.
- ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll.
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