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ORU Faces Wichita State in Midweek Contest

ORU Faces Wichita State in Midweek Contest

The Basics
Oral Roberts (4-9) at Wichita State (6-4)
 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: Cox Yurview /
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
 Wichita, Kan. / Charles Koch Arena

  Cox Yurview /    |     Live Stats   |     The Franchise

ORU Notes  |   WSU Notes  | Summit League Notes

ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |    ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |   ORUMBB     

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will travel to Wichita State, Wednesday, for a midweek battle against the Shockers.

Wednesday's game will tip off from Charles Koch Arena at 7 p.m. and will be televised on Cox Yurview. Adam Hildebrandt's radio 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 Wichita State
Opponent Game Notes: at Wichita State
Summit League Notes: Week 6
Live Stats: at Wichita State
TV / Live Video: Cox Yurview /
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Scouting the Opponent
• Wichita State has won its last two games and four of its last five, with the only loss coming at Oklahoma. The Shockers are averaging 70.3 points per game while also allowing 70.3 points per contest.

• Markis McDuffie leads the Shocker offense at 18.4 points per game, while Jaime Echenique is averaging a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game.

Quick Hits
• ORU is 5-6 all-time against Wichita State, having won three of the past four meetings. Wichita State was victorious in the last meeting, winning 71-58 in Wichita in 2013. ORU is 3-3 on the road against the Shockers.

• Individually, Nzekwesi is 33rd nationally in total field goals made (79) and 33rd in total rebounds (98). With 17 points against Missouri, Nzekwesi has scored more than 15 points in five of the last six games, averaging 16.5 points per game during that time.

• ORU is 14th nationally in total rebounds (474) and 44th nationally in total assists (178).

• The Golden Eagles have hit at least five 3-pointers in every game this season, including seven or more in six of the last eight games.

• With his third rebound of the game against FGCU (a put-back dunk), Emmanuel Nzekwesi reached the 500 career rebound mark. He is currently averaging 6.9 rebounds per game for his career.

Kevin Obanor has been impressive in his rookie season with the Golden Eagles, scoring in double figures in five of the eight games in which he has played. Obanor earned his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds in ORU's overtime win over James Madison.

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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