As it does every year, the Oral Roberts University men's basketball program had NCAA Tournament hopes entering the 2013-14 season, and a victory in the PSO Mayor's Cup to start the season did nothing to dispel those expectations. Despite 10 new faces on the roster, the Golden Eagles knew they had the talent to compete with anyone in the nation.
Sam Houston State hit nine of their first 11 3-point attempts, including a six-of-seven mark in the first half to down Oral Roberts 70-61 in the second round of the Southland Conference Tournament. The loss eliminated ORU (17-16) from the tournament.
The Oral Roberts University men's basketball team was tested late but never trailed as they downed seventh-seeded McNeese State 66-62 in the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Merrell Center.
The sixth seeded Oral Roberts University men's basketball team will begin its road to a Southland Conference Tournament championship with a game against No. 7 McNeese on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. inside the Merrell Center.
Senior Shawn Glover and redshirt sophomore Korey Billbury were each honored on the Southland Conference All-Conference teams on Monday it was announced by the league office. Additionally, Glover earned a spot on the All-Defensive Team after finishing tied for first in blocks in conference games with 38.
The Oral Roberts athletics department will once again host its annual Bracketology Breakfast, presented by OneOK, featuring Coach Eddie Sutton, long-time NCAA referee Ed Hightower and final four athlete Todd Day.
Oral Roberts cut a 12 point lead down to four in the final minute of the game but couldn't complete the comeback, falling 88-82 to Northwestern State to finish the regular season. With a 16-15 overall record and 10-8 mark in Southland Conference play, ORU tied for fifth in the regular season standings. Northwestern State ends the regular season 16-13 (12-6 SLC).
The regular season will come to an end on Saturday with plenty on the line regarding seeding for both Oral Roberts and Northwestern State as the two teams face off Saturday at 3 p.m. inside Prather Coliseum.
With two games remaining in the regular season, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will head on the road, facing Stephen F. Austin on Thursday, a team that has already locked up the regular season Southland Conference Championship and top seed in the upcoming tournament.
Korey Billbury matched a career-high with 29 points and the Oral Roberts men's basketball team closed on an 11-1 run to beat Sam Houston State 80-73 Saturday night at the Mabee Center. After the game, ORU honored seniors Shawn Glover and David Mason, as well as Mikey Manghum and Jake Lliteras.
The Oral Roberts men's basketball team dug out of an early 12-point hole and downed Lamar 75-67 Thursday night at the Mabee Center. The game was ORU's Turn Tulsa Pink game to support all those affected by cancer and raise money for cancer research.
The Oral Roberts University men's basketball team will kick off its final home stand on Thursday night at the Mabee Center as the Golden Eagles host Lamar at 7:30 p.m. ORU has teamed up with Turn Tulsa Pink for the game, and the team will wear pink uniforms. Additionally, a silent auction will be held during the game, with the proceeds benefiting cancer research.
Oral Roberts had opportunities at the end of regulation and overtime, but couldn't hit shots when it mattered most and the Golden Eagles fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 74-72 on Saturday afternoon at the American Bank Center.
The Oral Roberts men's basketball team, winners of three straight, will face off against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. The Islanders handed ORU its first home conference loss of the year back in January. Saturday's game between ORU and Corpus Christi will tip off at 3:30 p.m. from the American Bank Center in south Texas.
For the second game in a row, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team led the entire way, beating Southeastern Louisiana 71-54 in front of a Homecoming crowd of 6,035 on Saturday night at the Mabee Center.
TULSA, Okla. ? The Oral Roberts men's basketball team led from wire to wire on Thursday night as the Golden Eagles dominated New Orleans in a 79-59 win at the Mabee Center. The win for ORU (11-12, 5-5 SLC) snapped a four-game losing skid, while ending UNO's (8-10, 5-5) three game winning streak.
As part of the 2014 Oral Roberts University Homecoming festivities on Saturday night, the Golden Eagles will host Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. inside the Mabee Center. The 2014 ORU Homecoming king and queen will be chosen at halftime of the game.
The ORU Athletics Department has announced plans to hold the 12th annual TTCU Diaper Dash in conjunction with an ORU men's basketball game. The 2014 dash will be held during halftime of the final home game of the year against Sam Houston State on March 1 at 7:30 p.m.