Oral Roberts (15-12, 8-6) at Western Illinois (12-14, 8-5)
Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 2019 / 4:30 p.m.
Live Stats: at Western Illinois
Location: Macomb, Illinois (Western Hall)
TULSA, Okla. – In a battle for third place in the Summit League, the Oral Roberts women's basketball team will play its final regular season road contest Saturday, February 23 against Western Illinois at 4:30 p.m. inside Western Hall in Macomb, Illinois.
About the Opponent
- Western Illinois is currently 12-14 on the season and 8-5 in Summit League play. Last season, the Leathernecks finished third in the final league standings. The Golden Eagles defeated the Leathernecks on January 5, 68-64, at the Mabee Center.
- The Leathernecks are coming off an 83-61 home loss to No. 25 South Dakota, on February 16.
- Western Illinois returned one starter from last season and seven newcomers.
- ORU will face Western Illinois for the 47th all-time meeting between the two programs and the second time this season.
- The Golden Eagles won their most recent Summit League game, 80-56, on the road at North Dakota on February 16.
- A win for the Golden Eagles would put the team in third place in the current Summit League standings with one game to go. It would also be the first win in Macomb, Illinois, since February 19, 2015.
- Maya Mayberry was named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team. Mayberry currently averages 14.4 points per game which makes her ninth in the Summit League.
- Lakota Beatty averages 15.0 points per game. Beatty is sixth in in the Summit League in points per game and sixth in the nation in three-point field goals made.
- Sophomore, Keni Jo Lippe, averages 13.4 points per game and is currently second in the Summit League in overall free throws made and is 25th in the nation. Lippe earned her first career player of the week honor for her efforts in week 12.
- As a whole, ORU is fourth 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 106-105 overall head coaching record.
- ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll.
For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.