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ORU Looks to Rebound Against First Place Omaha Saturday

ORU Looks to Rebound Against First Place Omaha Saturday

The Basics
Oral Roberts vs. Omaha
Saturday, January 23, 2016 / 7 p.m.
Special Events: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Mabee Center / Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. – In the midst of a three-game homestand, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will host Omaha Saturday for Hall of Fame Night at the Mabee Center. At halftime of the game, ORU will recognize the 2016 Hall of Fame class that includes Keith Mucha (Baseball), Ken Tutt (Men's Basketball) and Rachel Talbert-Andres (Women's Track & Field).  

Saturday's Summit League contest will tip off from the Mabee Center at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast through ESPN3 and will be available on the WatchESPN app. Scott Higgins (Play by Play) and Steve Bontrager (Analyst) will serve as the broadcasters. Geoff Haxton's radio call of the game can be heard at 97.1 FM in the Tulsa area and around the world for free through and through the ORU Athletics Front Row App.

ORU vs. Omaha | January 23, 2016 | Mabee Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Schedule Coverage At A Glance

vs. Omaha
January 23 | 7 p.m.
Tickets | Directions 

  Live Audio: 97.1 FM
     Play-by-Play: Geoff Haxton
  Television: ESPN3
     Play-by-Play: Scott Higgins
     Analyst: Steve Bontrager
  Live Stats:


All-Time vs. Omaha:
ORU leads, 4-0

ORU Head Coach:
   Scott Sutton (17th Season)
at ORU: 317-218 
vs. Omaha: 2-0

Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  // Game Notes: ORU | Omaha

Quick Hits
• ORU is 4-0 all-time against Omaha, with the first two meetings coming in 1974 and 1976 respectively. Last year was the first time the two teams have faced off as league opponents.

A win Saturday would keep ORU perfect against UNO and even the Golden Eagles' league record back at .500.

A loss Saturday would be the three home losses this season, surpassing the total number of home losses from last year (12-2).

• Saturday will serve as Hall of Fame night at ORU, and the 2016 class of Keith Mucha (Baseball), Ken Tutt (Men's Basketball) and Rachel Talbert-Andres (Women's Track & Field) will be honored at halftime of the game.

• ORU started the year 8-2, claimed the PSO Mayor's Cup for the third year in a row with a 70-68 win over Tulsa, and swept through the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic at James Madison to win the tournament with a 3-0 record.

Albert Owens and Obi Emegano (MVP) were each named to the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic All-Tournament Team after helping ORU to a 3-0 record and tournament championship.

• ORU was picked to finish third in The Summit League in the preseason poll, although the Golden Eagles did pick up one first place vote. Obi Emegano, who has earned a league-best three Player of the Week honors already, was tabbed as the league's Player of the Year.

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: vs. Omaha
Opponent Game Notes: vs. Omaha
Summit League Notes: Week 11
Live Video: ESPN3
Live Stats: vs. Omaha
Free Audio: vs. Omaha

For the latest information on ORU men's basketball, follow @ORUMBB on Twitter or go to  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at or in the App Store. For tickets, visit or call 495-7ORU (7678).

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