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ORU Hosts Denver Thursday for “Star Wars Night”

ORU Hosts Denver Thursday for “Star Wars Night”

The Basics
Oral Roberts (8-17, 4-6) vs. Denver (7-16, 2-7)
 Thursday, February 7, 2019 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: KGEB TV-53/CoxHD / ESPN +
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Tulsa, Okla. / Mabee Center


  KGEB TV-53/CoxHD / ESPN +     |     Live Stats   |     The Franchise

ORU Notes  |   Denver Notes   |  Summit League Notes

ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |    ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |   ORUMBB     

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will close out a four-game home stand, Thursday, as the Golden Eagles host Denver. It is Star Wars night at the Mabee Center and the first 300 students in the doors will receive a free Star Wars themed t-shirt.  

Thursday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on KGEB TV-53 and streamed on ESPN+. 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: vs. Denver
Opponent Game Notes: vs. Denver
Summit League Notes: Week 14
Live Stats: vs. Denver
TV / Live Video: KGEB TV-53/Cox HD / ESPN+
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Scouting the Opponent
• Graduate transfer Ronnie Harrell, Jr., leads a balanced scoring attack for Denver at 13.7 points per game, and is also the Pioneers' leading rebounder at 5.8 boards per game. Joe Rosga is close behind at 12.8 points per game and Ade Murkey drops and average of 12.0 points per contest.

• In the first meeting between the two teams, Rosga scored 21 points to lead Denver to a 74-58 win. The Pioneers were without Harrell, while ORU played without both Emmanuel Nzekwesi and Sam Kearns.

Quick Hits
• ORU is 4-9 all-time against Denver, with the Pioneers having won six straight in the series. ORU is 4-2 at home against Denver.

• With 1,042 career points, Emmanuel Nzekwesi is 30th in ORU history in scoring, 17 behind Gary "Cat" Johnson for 29th. He is 68 rebounds away from the top 10 in ORU history (currently 613 rebounds).

• ORU is 15th in the nation in total rebounds with 908 and 58th in the nation in total 3-pointers made (204).

• Even with missing two games, Nzekwesi is 56th in the nation in total double-doubles with seven and is 52nd in total rebounds with 191. DeShang Weaver is 32nd nationally in 3-point percentage (43 percent).

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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