TULSA, Okla. – The final home game of the season, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will host Denver Friday evening as the two teams jockey for position in the Summit League standings. ORU will recognize seniors Obi Emegano and Brandon Conley immediately following the game. ORU and Denver are currently tied for sixth with 5-8 league records.
|ORU vs. Denver | February 19, 2016 | Mabee Center (Tulsa, Okla.)|
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| Live Audio: 97.1 FM
Play-by-Play: Geoff Haxton
Play-by-Play: Bruce Haertl
Analyst: Steve Bontrager
Live Stats: ORUAthletics.com
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Friday'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. Bruce Haertl (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 www.ORUAthletics.com and through the ORU Athletics Front Row App.
• The all-time series between ORU and Denver is tied 3-3. ORU is 3-0 at home against Denver and 0-3 on the road after falling 78-75 at Magness Arena earlier this year.
• A win Friday would even the Golden Eagle's record at 14-14 and be three wins in a row.
• A loss Friday would give ORU nine Summit League losses, making it impossible to finish .500 in the league.
• In the first meeting of the season, ORU was without leading scorer Obi Emegano, but got a career performance from Aaron Young, who went 8-9 from 3-point range and scored 29 points. ORU made a furious comeback in the final minute but what would have been a game-tying 35-foot heave from Aaron Anderson rimmed out.
• 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.
For the latest information on ORU men's basketball, follow @ORUMBB 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. For tickets, visit mabeecenter.com or call 495-7ORU (7678).