10 Sam Kearns
10 - Sam Kearns
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Clemens HS / North Platte CC
Position: G
gp 26
pts/g 10.3
fg % 43.1
3pt % 39.4
ft % 78.8
reb/g 2.7
a/g 3.6

ORU Career Statistics
2018-19 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017-18 Game-by-Game Statistics

2018-19 (Junior)
Battled a pair of shoulder injuries at the end of the season but played in 26 games with 24 starts … shot 43 percent (93-216) from the field, 39 percent (56-142) from 3-point range and 78 percent (26-33) from the free throw line … second on the team and sixth in the Summit League with 93 assists, averaging 3.6 assists per game … scored a career high 27 points against Purdue Fort Wayne (2/2) and dished out a season high eight assists at North Dakota State (2/14) … after returning from injury the first time, scored in double-figures in six straight games … had a total of 15 double-digit scoring outputs … led ORU in assists 11 times during the season and had at least five assists in 10 games.

2017-18 (Sophomore)

  • 2017-18 Summit League All-Newcomer Team

Played in all 32 games with 31 starts, starting every game except senior night … made at least one 3-pointer in 31 straight games to finish the season, including 20 games with multiple 3-point buckets … averaged 10.2 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game … had a team-best 52 assists on the season … scored a season best 21 points at Kansas State (11/29) and matched the scoring effort against Fort Wayne (1/4) … had a season best six rebounds against Missouri State (12/10) … scored 10 or more points in 16 games, tied for the second most double-digit scoring games on the team … had a season best three steals at South Dakota State (1/11) … led ORU in assists in 18 games and had 10 games with at least five assists, including a season best nine helpers at South Dakota (1/17).

Prior to ORU
Averaged 12.8 points and 3.1 assists per game as a freshman at North Platte Community College … shot 53.1 percent from the field and 53.4 percent from 3-point range, ranking him fourth in the country in 3-point percentage … had a 2:1 assists to turnover ratio in his freshman season … scored a season best 22 points, going 7-10 from the field against Laramie County … prior to joining North Platte, was the 2015-16 San Antonio High School Player of the Year and was a 6A First Team All-State selection and the District 25-6A MVP.

Personal
Son of Sandra and Jason Kearns ... majoring in pre-med/biology with hopes of going to medical school after pursuing a professional basketball career.

Head Coach Paul Mills on Kearns
“I enjoy coaching Sam because he values what team’s should value: Unity, making tough plays, and responding the right way to the circumstances that you’re presented.  He played a huge role in last season’s strides and he has improved his skill and body during the course of the past year.”

Recent Games
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73
Feb 23 at Western Illinois L, 75-66
Feb 28 Omaha W, 84-80
Mar 10 vs. North Dakota St. L, 86-73
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 26 10
Games started 24 9
Minutes 762 309
Minutes per game 29.3 30.9
FG 93-216 46-100
FG Pct 43.1 46.0
3PT 56-142 21-55
3PT Pct 39.4 38.2
FT 26-33 16-17
FT Pct 78.8 94.1
Off rebounds 9 2
Def rebounds 60 25
Total rebounds 69 27
Rebounds per game 2.7 2.7
Personal fouls 67 26
Disqualifications 2 -
Assists 93 47
Turnovers 51 21
Assist to turnover ratio 1.8 2.2
Steals 22 11
Blocks 3 0
Points 268 129
Points per game 10.3 12.9
Points per 40 min 14.1 16.7
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 6 at Missouri St. L, 84-50 1 27 2-4 50.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 5
Nov 9 Southwestern (KS) W, 79-62 1 26 5-13 38.5 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 14
Nov 11 at No. 20/21 TCU L, 79-62 1 29 5-10 50.0 3-7 42.9 2-2 100.0 15
Nov 13 California Baptist L, 70-69 1 20 2-6 33.3 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 7
Nov 15 at BYU L, 85-65 1 23 1-6 16.7 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 19 Ecclesia W, 109-72 1 12 0-2 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 23 vs. Northern Ill. L, 87-66 1 26 1-5 20.0 0-4 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Nov 24 at Oakland L, 87-76 1 33 5-8 62.5 3-5 60.0 1-2 50.0 14
Nov 25 vs. James Madison W, 78-69 1 34 2-5 40.0 2-4 50.0 1-2 50.0 7
Dec 2 at SMU L, 79-67 1 32 5-8 62.5 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 14
Dec 5 FGCU L, 96-76 1 33 3-9 33.3 2-8 25.0 1-2 50.0 9
Dec 7 at Missouri L, 80-64 1 25 2-3 66.7 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 6
Dec 15 at Richmond W, 59-52 1 37 1-4 25.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 19 at Wichita St. L, 84-63 1 26 4-12 33.3 3-9 33.3 1-2 50.0 12
Dec 22 Tulsa L, 69-59 1 38 4-9 44.4 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 12
Dec 30 at Omaha W, 87-84 1 37 3-9 33.3 3-8 37.5 2-2 100.0 11
Jan 3 North Dakota W, 83-72 1 34 5-9 55.6 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 13
Jan 5 Western Illinois W, 82-63 1 7 1-1 100.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 10 at Purdue Fort Wayne L, 94-69 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at South Dakota St. L, 84-65 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 17 South Dakota W, 77-74 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Denver L, 74-58 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 North Dakota St. L, 67-57 - 32 5-11 45.5 2-5 40.0 1-1 100.0 13
Jan 31 South Dakota St. L, 86-80 1 25 6-13 46.2 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 16
Feb 2 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 82-81 1 36 10-17 58.8 4-9 44.4 3-3 100.0 27
Feb 7 Denver W, 78-65 1 29 3-7 42.9 1-5 20.0 4-4 100.0 11
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72 1 34 6-11 54.5 1-4 25.0 4-4 100.0 17
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73 1 36 4-14 28.6 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 11
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73 1 39 3-8 37.5 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 7
Feb 23 at Western Illinois L, 75-66 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 Omaha W, 84-80 - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. North Dakota St. L, 86-73 - 32 5-12 41.7 4-10 40.0 2-2 100.0 16
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 6 at Missouri St. L, 84-50 1 27 0 5 5 0 5 0.0 1 0 4 -
Nov 9 Southwestern (KS) W, 79-62 1 26 3 4 7 6 1 6.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 11 at No. 20/21 TCU L, 79-62 1 29 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 4 -
Nov 13 California Baptist L, 70-69 1 20 0 2 2 1 3 0.3 0 0 3 -
Nov 15 at BYU L, 85-65 1 23 0 1 1 3 2 1.5 0 1 2 -
Nov 19 Ecclesia W, 109-72 1 12 0 2 2 3 0 - 0 0 1 -
Nov 23 vs. Northern Ill. L, 87-66 1 26 1 4 5 7 0 - 0 0 1 -
Nov 24 at Oakland L, 87-76 1 33 0 2 2 2 1 2.0 0 0 3 -
Nov 25 vs. James Madison W, 78-69 1 34 0 1 1 4 2 2.0 0 1 5 1
Dec 2 at SMU L, 79-67 1 32 0 1 1 3 1 3.0 1 0 1 -
Dec 5 FGCU L, 96-76 1 33 1 2 3 4 1 4.0 2 0 1 -
Dec 7 at Missouri L, 80-64 1 25 1 2 3 1 2 0.5 1 0 4 -
Dec 15 at Richmond W, 59-52 1 37 1 4 5 3 3 1.0 1 0 3 -
Dec 19 at Wichita St. L, 84-63 1 26 0 2 2 2 1 2.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 22 Tulsa L, 69-59 1 38 0 1 1 5 1 5.0 2 0 2 -
Dec 30 at Omaha W, 87-84 1 37 1 3 4 7 0 - 4 0 1 -
Jan 3 North Dakota W, 83-72 1 34 0 3 3 2 2 1.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 5 Western Illinois W, 82-63 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 10 at Purdue Fort Wayne L, 94-69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at South Dakota St. L, 84-65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 17 South Dakota W, 77-74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Denver L, 74-58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 North Dakota St. L, 67-57 - 32 0 1 1 3 3 1.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 31 South Dakota St. L, 86-80 1 25 0 4 4 6 2 3.0 0 0 4 -
Feb 2 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 82-81 1 36 0 4 4 7 5 1.4 1 0 3 -
Feb 7 Denver W, 78-65 1 29 1 2 3 2 1 2.0 1 0 3 -
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72 1 34 0 1 1 5 3 1.7 1 0 3 -
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73 1 36 0 4 4 8 2 4.0 0 0 4 -
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73 1 39 0 3 3 5 3 1.7 2 0 3 -
Feb 23 at Western Illinois L, 75-66 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 Omaha W, 84-80 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. North Dakota St. L, 86-73 - 32 0 2 2 2 4 0.5 1 0 5 1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2017-18 32 31 33.1 3.3-9.0 36.7 2.2-6.2 35.2 1.3-1.6 82.7 10.2
2018-19 26 24 29.3 3.6-8.3 43.1 2.2-5.5 39.4 1.0-1.3 78.8 10.3
2019-20 9 4 26.2 2.8-7.4 37.3 1.8-5.2 34.0 0.7-0.8 85.7 8.0
Total 67 59 30.7 3.3-8.5 39.2 2.1-5.8 36.6 1.1-1.4 81.5 9.9
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2017-18 32 31 1058 106-289 36.7 70-199 35.2 43-52 82.7 325
2018-19 26 24 762 93-216 43.1 56-142 39.4 26-33 78.8 268
2019-20 9 4 236 25-67 37.3 16-47 34.0 6-7 85.7 72
Total 67 59 2056 224-572 39.2 142-388 36.6 75-92 81.5 665
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2017-18 32 31 33.1 4.0-10.9 36.7 2.6-7.5 35.2 1.6-2.0 82.7 12.3
2018-19 26 24 29.3 4.9-11.3 43.1 2.9-7.5 39.4 1.4-1.7 78.8 14.1
2019-20 9 4 26.2 4.2-11.4 37.3 2.7-8.0 34.0 1.0-1.2 85.7 12.2
Total 67 59 30.7 4.4-11.1 39.2 2.8-7.5 36.6 1.5-1.8 81.5 12.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2017-18 32 31 33.1 0.4 2.0 2.4 2.6 0.1 4.1 2.2 1.9 0.6 0.0
2018-19 26 24 29.3 0.3 2.3 2.7 2.6 0.1 3.6 2.0 1.8 0.8 0.1
2019-20 9 4 26.2 0.2 4.1 4.3 1.7 - 2.1 1.2 1.7 1.0 0.1
Total 67 59 30.7 0.4 2.4 2.8 2.5 0.1 3.6 2.0 1.9 0.7 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2017-18 32 31 1058 13 64 77 83 2 131 69 1.9 18 1
2018-19 26 24 762 9 60 69 67 2 93 51 1.8 22 3
2019-20 9 4 236 2 37 39 15 - 19 11 1.7 9 1
Total 67 59 2056 24 161 185 165 4 243 131 1.9 49 5
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2017-18 32 31 33.1 0.5 2.4 2.9 3.1 0.1 5.0 2.6 1.9 0.7 0.0
2018-19 26 24 29.3 0.5 3.1 3.6 3.5 0.1 4.9 2.7 1.8 1.2 0.2
2019-20 9 4 26.2 0.3 6.3 6.6 2.5 0.0 3.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 0.2
Total 67 59 30.7 0.5 3.1 3.6 3.2 0.1 4.7 2.5 1.9 1.0 0.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 26 24 29.3 3.6-8.3 43.1 2.2-5.5 39.4 1.0-1.3 78.8 10.3
Conference 10 9 30.9 4.6-10.0 46.0 2.1-5.5 38.2 1.6-1.7 94.1 12.9
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 10 26.5 4.0-8.8 45.4 2.3-5.5 41.0 1.1-1.4 80.0 11.4
Away 12 12 31.5 3.4-8.1 42.3 2.1-5.2 39.7 0.8-1.0 83.3 9.8
Neutral 3 2 30.7 2.7-7.3 36.4 2.0-6.0 33.3 1.3-2.0 66.7 8.7
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Wins 9 9 27.8 2.9-6.8 42.6 1.6-4.6 34.1 1.3-1.6 85.7 8.7
Losses 17 15 30.1 3.9-9.1 43.2 2.5-5.9 41.6 0.8-1.1 73.7 11.2
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November 9 9 25.6 2.6-6.6 39.0 1.8-4.4 40.0 0.7-1.1 60.0 7.6
December 7 7 32.6 3.1-7.7 40.7 2.6-6.4 40.0 0.6-0.9 66.7 9.4
January 4 3 24.5 4.2-8.5 50.0 2.0-4.0 50.0 0.8-1.0 75.0 11.3
February 5 5 34.8 5.2-11.4 45.6 2.0-6.2 32.3 2.2-2.2 100.0 14.6
March 1 - 32.0 5.0-12.0 41.7 4.0-10.0 40.0 2.0-2.0 100.0 16.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 26 24 762 93-216 43.1 56-142 39.4 26-33 78.8 268
Conference 10 9 309 46-100 46.0 21-55 38.2 16-17 94.1 129
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 11 10 292 44-97 45.4 25-61 41.0 12-15 80.0 125
Away 12 12 378 41-97 42.3 25-63 39.7 10-12 83.3 117
Neutral 3 2 92 8-22 36.4 6-18 33.3 4-6 66.7 26
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Wins 9 9 250 26-61 42.6 14-41 34.1 12-14 85.7 78
Losses 17 15 512 67-155 43.2 42-101 41.6 14-19 73.7 190
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November 9 9 230 23-59 39.0 16-40 40.0 6-10 60.0 68
December 7 7 228 22-54 40.7 18-45 40.0 4-6 66.7 66
January 4 3 98 17-34 50.0 8-16 50.0 3-4 75.0 45
February 5 5 174 26-57 45.6 10-31 32.3 11-11 100.0 73
March 1 - 32 5-12 41.7 4-10 40.0 2-2 100.0 16
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 26 24 29.3 4.9-11.3 43.1 2.9-7.5 39.4 1.4-1.7 78.8 14.1
Conference 10 9 30.9 6.0-12.9 46.0 2.7-7.1 38.2 2.1-2.2 94.1 16.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 10 26.5 6.0-13.3 45.4 3.4-8.4 41.0 1.6-2.1 80.0 17.1
Away 12 12 31.5 4.3-10.3 42.3 2.6-6.7 39.7 1.1-1.3 83.3 12.4
Neutral 3 2 30.7 3.5-9.6 36.4 2.6-7.8 33.3 1.7-2.6 66.7 11.3
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Wins 9 9 27.8 4.2-9.8 42.6 2.2-6.6 34.1 1.9-2.2 85.7 12.5
Losses 17 15 30.1 5.2-12.1 43.2 3.3-7.9 41.6 1.1-1.5 73.7 14.8
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November 9 9 25.6 4.0-10.3 39.0 2.8-7.0 40.0 1.0-1.7 60.0 11.8
December 7 7 32.6 3.9-9.5 40.7 3.2-7.9 40.0 0.7-1.1 66.7 11.6
January 4 3 24.5 6.9-13.9 50.0 3.3-6.5 50.0 1.2-1.6 75.0 18.4
February 5 5 34.8 6.0-13.1 45.6 2.3-7.1 32.3 2.5-2.5 100.0 16.8
March 1 - 32.0 6.2-15.0 41.7 5.0-12.5 40.0 2.5-2.5 100.0 20.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 26 24 29.3 0.3 2.3 2.7 2.6 0.1 3.6 2.0 1.8 0.8 0.1
Conference 10 9 30.9 0.2 2.5 2.7 2.6 - 4.7 2.1 2.2 1.1 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 10 26.5 0.5 2.3 2.7 2.1 0.0 3.7 1.7 2.2 0.8 0.0
Away 12 12 31.5 0.3 2.3 2.6 2.8 - 3.3 2.2 1.5 1.0 0.2
Neutral 3 2 30.7 0.3 2.3 2.7 3.7 0.7 4.3 2.0 2.2 0.3 0.3
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Wins 9 9 27.8 0.7 2.2 2.9 2.3 0.1 3.8 1.3 2.8 1.0 0.1
Losses 17 15 30.1 0.2 2.4 2.5 2.7 0.1 3.5 2.3 1.5 0.8 0.1
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November 9 9 25.6 0.4 2.3 2.8 2.7 0.1 2.9 1.9 1.5 0.3 0.3
December 7 7 32.6 0.6 2.1 2.7 1.9 - 3.6 1.3 2.8 1.6 0.0
January 4 3 24.5 0.0 2.0 2.0 2.3 - 3.3 1.8 1.9 0.5 0.0
February 5 5 34.8 0.2 2.8 3.0 3.2 - 5.4 2.8 1.9 1.0 0.0
March 1 - 32.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 0.5 1.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 26 24 762 9 60 69 67 2 93 51 1.8 22 3
Conference 10 9 309 2 25 27 26 - 47 21 2.2 11 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 10 292 5 25 30 23 0 41 19 2.2 9 0
Away 12 12 378 3 28 31 33 - 39 26 1.5 12 2
Neutral 3 2 92 1 7 8 11 2 13 6 2.2 1 1
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Wins 9 9 250 6 20 26 21 1 34 12 2.8 9 1
Losses 17 15 512 3 40 43 46 1 59 39 1.5 13 2
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November 9 9 230 4 21 25 24 1 26 17 1.5 3 3
December 7 7 228 4 15 19 13 - 25 9 2.8 11 0
January 4 3 98 0 8 8 9 - 13 7 1.9 2 0
February 5 5 174 1 14 15 16 - 27 14 1.9 5 0
March 1 - 32 0 2 2 5 1 2 4 0.5 1 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 26 24 29.3 0.5 3.1 3.6 3.5 0.1 4.9 2.7 1.8 1.2 0.2
Conference 10 9 30.9 0.3 3.2 3.5 3.4 0.0 6.1 2.7 2.2 1.4 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 10 26.5 0.7 3.4 4.1 3.2 0.0 5.6 2.6 2.2 1.2 0.0
Away 12 12 31.5 0.3 3.0 3.3 3.5 0.0 4.1 2.8 1.5 1.3 0.2
Neutral 3 2 30.7 0.4 3.0 3.5 4.8 0.9 5.7 2.6 2.2 0.4 0.4
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Wins 9 9 27.8 1.0 3.2 4.2 3.4 0.2 5.4 1.9 2.8 1.4 0.2
Losses 17 15 30.1 0.2 3.1 3.4 3.6 0.1 4.6 3.0 1.5 1.0 0.2
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November 9 9 25.6 0.7 3.7 4.3 4.2 0.2 4.5 3.0 1.5 0.5 0.5
December 7 7 32.6 0.7 2.6 3.3 2.3 0.0 4.4 1.6 2.8 1.9 0.0
January 4 3 24.5 0.0 3.3 3.3 3.7 0.0 5.3 2.9 1.9 0.8 0.0
February 5 5 34.8 0.2 3.2 3.4 3.7 0.0 6.2 3.2 1.9 1.1 0.0
March 1 - 32.0 0.0 2.5 2.5 6.3 1.3 2.5 5.0 0.5 1.3 0.0