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Mayor's Cup on the Line as ORU Travels to Reynolds Center to Face Tulsa

Mayor's Cup on the Line as ORU Travels to Reynolds Center to Face Tulsa

The Basics
Oral Roberts at Tulsa
 Monday, November 13, 2017 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: None / Hurricane Vision ($)
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (Reynolds Center)

  Hurricane Vision ($)     |  |     The Franchise

ORU Notes  |   Tulsa Notes  | Summit League Notes

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TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will battle Tulsa for the Mayor's Cup Trophy Monday, as the two teams face off at the Reynolds Center at 7 p.m. After a comfortable win over Avila in the season opener, ORU is looking to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2004-05.

Video of Monday's game will be available through Hurricane Vision (  Radio broadcaster Adam Hildebrandt's audio call of the game can be heard on The Franchise at 107.9 FM and 1270 AM, and online at

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: at Tulsa
Opponent Game Notes: at Tulsa
Summit League Notes: Week 1
Live Stats: at Tulsa
TV / Live Video: Hurricane Vision
Free Audio: at Tulsa

Quick Hits
• ORU is 19-33 all-time against Tulsa, but has won four of the last five meetings in the series. ORU won the last meeting at the Reynolds Center 70-68 on an Obi Emegano jumper with time winding down.

• ORU and Avila have never faced off during the regular season. The most obvious tie between the two teams is ORU's Associate Head Coach Rodney Perry was the head coach at Avila for six years before joining the Golden Eagles.

• The Golden Eagles have plenty to look forward to in 2017-18 with senior center Albert Owens being picked as a preseason first team All-Summit League selection while sophomore forward Emmanuel Nzekwesi earned preseason second team honors. Additionally, Blue Ribbon Sports tabbed sophomore guard Sam Kearns as The Summit League's Preseason Newcomer of the Year.

• It is a new look for ORU this season. In addition to new Head Coach Paul Mills, who will bring a new look on both offense and defense, ORU has nine newcomers, including a trio of redshirts from last year. ORU also has a new logo and home court design that were both released just before the start of the season.

Albert Owens is 40 points away from becoming the 34th player in ORU history to score 1,000 career points. If he maintains his 17.4 ppg average from a year ago, Owens would reach the mark in the third game of the season and the 98th of his career, tying him with Luke Spencer-Gardner for the 28th fastest to the mark.

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


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