As winter turned to spring, ORU was not only featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 Plays twice, the Golden Eagles had the top play on two occasions. The pair of top plays is number six on our #TopORUMoments countdown.
For the second day in a row, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball program has announced the addition of a junior college guard as Aidan Saunders has signed to play for the Golden Eagles after two years at Three Rivers College.
Oral Roberts head men’s basketball coach Paul Mills has announced the addition of Solomon Bozeman to his staff as an assistant coach. Bozeman joins the ORU staff after two years on staff at his alma mater, Little Rock.
Oral Roberts senior men’s basketball player Albert Owens has been named to the DI-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team, it was announced by the organization Wednesday. ORU has now had a member of the team for the third straight year as Owens earned the distinction for the second straight season.
Experience was at a premium for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team in 2017-18 with just two seniors and one junior on the roster and a first year head coach in Paul Mills. There were plenty of highlights during the season, but if nothing else, the Golden Eagles benefited from a year’s worth of time on the court together as a team.
Oral Roberts enters The Summit League Tournament as the No. 6 seed as eight teams begin play in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday, March 3. The league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament will be determined in the championship game Tuesday, March 6.
Oral Roberts led Omaha for more than 27 minutes and used a 16-3 second half run to put the game out of reach, Thursday night at Baxter Arena. ORU led by as many as 14 with just under three minutes to play after the extended run.
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team battled until the end, nearly erasing what was as much as a nine point deficit, but could not overcome Denver as the Golden Eagles fell 66-65 Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena.
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will finish off its home schedule Wednesday night as the Golden Eagles host South Dakota on Senior Night. Seniors Albert Owens and Austin Ruder will be honored prior to the game, along with senior manager Jonathan VanKeulen.
With a panel that includes ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, two-time Final Four coach Ted Owens, star of “Toothless in Seattle” Scott Pierce and current ORU Head Coach Paul Mills, the 2018 Bracketology Breakfast will be held Monday, March 12, 2018, at Southern Hills Country Club.
Coming off a thrilling overtime win over North Dakota State, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will try to carry momentum into the weekend as the Golden Eagles host South Dakota State Saturday night.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi hit a contested layup with 28 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and send it to overtime where Austin Ruder beat the buzzer with his career best sixth 3-pointer of the game to give Oral Roberts the overtime win over North Dakota State Thursday night at the Mabee Center.