2019-20 Men's Basketball News

  • Second-Half Lead Slips for #ORUMBB at Tulsa
    November 12, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team could not stop a strong surge in the second half falling at Tulsa, 74-67, in the annual Mayor's Cup game Tuesday night from the Reynolds Center.
  • Mayor's Cup Challenge Awaits #ORUMBB Tuesday
    November 11, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – The Mayor's Cup is on the line Tuesday night as the Oral Roberts men's basketball team travels across town to battle rival Tulsa at 7 p.m. inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
  • Balanced ORU Offense Leads to Decisive Homecoming Win
    November 08, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Five players reached double figures helping the Oral Roberts men's basketball team to a decisive, 95-81 victory over Houston Baptist in front of its Homecoming crowd Friday night at the Mabee Center.
  • Homecoming Basketball for ORU Friday
    November 07, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – It's time for the Oral Roberts men's basketball home opener Friday night as Homecoming has hit campus. The Golden Eagles host Houston Baptist capping a basketball doubleheader inside the Mabee Center.
  • #ORUMBB Pushes Cowboys to the Brink in Opener
    November 06, 2019
    STILLWATER, Okla. – A furious comeback bid by the Oral Roberts men's basketball team was held off in the final minute in an 80-75 loss at Oklahoma State Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
  • #ORUMBB at Oklahoma State for Season Opener Wednesday
    November 05, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – The 2019-20 campaign gets underway for the Oral Roberts men's basketball team Wednesday night on the road at in-state foe Oklahoma State.
  • ORU Coaches Show Begins Nov. 4
    November 02, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – It's that time of year as the first ORU Coaches Show featuring Paul Mills will be held Monday, November 4 from 6-7 p.m. at Smitty's Garage on Riverside.
  • Project 31 - Anything It Takes
    November 01, 2019
    Listen to #ORUMBB senior Sam Kearns as part of #Project31 as he shows the true definition of being a leader willing to do anything it takes to help his team win #GoldenStandard
  • Project 31 - From the Lens of Lācis
    October 30, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – While excelling on the court for the Oral Roberts men's basketball team, it actually was a love of film that helped bring Francis Lācis to campus.
  • Project 31 - Taking the Next Step
    October 28, 2019
    Sit down with #ORUMBB redshirt sophomore Kevin Obanor as he talks about building off his success as a Freshman All-American a season ago #GoldenStandard
  • Project 31 - ORU Basketball, A Fuqua Tradition
    October 27, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – During a special night honoring the start of Oral Roberts basketball for the 2019-20 season, a familiar family rightfully occupied a table near the front.
  • Late Surge Downs #ORUMBB in Sunday's Exhibition
    October 27, 2019
    FORT SMITH, Ark. – In its lone exhibition contest of the season, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team saw its second-half lead slip away down the stretch as Central Arkansas claimed a 92-84 decision Sunday afternoon at the Stubblefield Center.
  • #ORUMBB Set for Hoops for Disaster Relief Exhibition
    October 26, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – In its first chance to take the floor, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will face Central Arkansas Sunday at 4:30 p.m. taking part in a Hoops for Disaster Relief exhibition doubleheader hosted by UA Fort Smith inside the Stubblefield Center.
  • Project 31 - The Transition for Bozeman
    October 24, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Looking up to his father at a very young age, Oral Roberts men's basketball assistant coach Solomon Bozeman knew he wanted to follow his dad's path and become a basketball coach.
  • Project 31 - Jürgens' "Home" Work
    October 22, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – For most college students, summer break is a time to return home and relax, but for Oral Roberts sophomore men's basketball player Carlos Jürgens, that took on a new meaning this year.
  • Project 31 - Patterson's Path
    October 20, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – It was a path that started as a freshman in college and now more than 15 years later, Sam Patterson has risen through the coaching ranks and enters his third season on the sidelines as an assistant coach for the Oral Roberts men's basketball team.
  • Project 31 - Jones Grows Game as Redshirt
    October 19, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – After joining the Oral Roberts men's basketball team mid-year a season ago, D'Mauria Jones is excited to finally get on the court wearing the navy and gold this year.
  • Project 31 - Guys Ready to Battle
    October 18, 2019
    Join #ORUMBB senior Emmanuel Nzekwesi as he shares his excitement about the group of guys ready to do battle in the 2019-20 season!! #GoldenStandard #Project31
  • Project 31 - The Voice of Burns
    October 15, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – With one season of collegiate basketball remaining in his career, Deondre Burns has taken a more vocal approach to his style since stepping onto campus with the Oral Roberts men's basketball team.
  • Project 31 - Going for Three
    October 13, 2019
    Get an insider's look at the art of 3-point shooting with ORU basketball players Sarah Garvie and DeShang Weaver as part of Project 31. #ORUMBB #ORUWBB #GoldenStandard
  • Project 31 - The Springmann Style
    October 12, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Utilizing 25 years of work across all levels of basketball, Oral Roberts men's basketball assistant coach Russell Springmann has been able to blend a unique coaching style with the goal of making players better.
  • Project 31 - Basketball, A Lazenby Family Game
    October 09, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Not many basketball players get to the share the court with family, but for Oral Roberts men's basketball's Ty Lazenby that is not the case. The graduate transfer won three Oklahoma Class A championships at Glencoe High School with younger brothers as teammates all while playing for his father.
  • #ORUMBB Tabbed Third in Preseason, Nzekwesi and Obanor All-League
    October 07, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball was tabbed to finish third in The Summit League Preseason Poll for 2019-20 and received three first-place votes, while Emmanuel Nzekwesi and Kevin Obanor were picked for the All-Summit League First Team announced Monday morning at its annual Basketball Media Days.
  • Project 31 - Head Coach Paul Mills
    October 07, 2019
    Sit down with ORU men's basketball head coach Paul Mills as he gives insight into the 2019-20 season as part of #Project31 #GoldenStandard
  • Project 31 - Reflection Prepares Saunders for Senior Season
    October 06, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Taking advantage of a year with the Oral Roberts men's basketball team already under his belt, Aidan Saunders has changed his focus for 2019-20 and ready to do whatever it takes to succeed during his senior season.
  • Project 31 - Lone Freshman, but Not Alone
    October 03, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – After closing the books on a brilliant prep career just a few short months ago, Max Abmas joined the Oral Roberts men's basketball team with a chance to learn the collegiate game behind a veteran-laden roster.
  • Project 31 – Making the Journey Unique
    October 01, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Saying basketball is in the blood of Oral Roberts newcomer Elijah Lufile might be the understatement of the year. With three older brothers playing professionally around the world, the redshirt sophomore begins his first year with the Golden Eagles looking to forge his own path on the court.
  • Former #ORUMBB Guard Signs First Pro Deal
    August 12, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Former Oral Roberts men's basketball player Kaelen Malone signed his first professional contract to join APOP Paphos in Cyprus's top league.
  • Summit League Games Announced for #ORUMBB
    July 22, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summit League officials released the men's basketball schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season Monday. Oral Roberts opens conference play on the road at defending regular season champion South Dakota State Jan. 2, while its first home contest is slated for Jan. 9 against defending tournament champion North Dakota State.
  • ORU Announces Non-Conference Men's Basketball Schedule
    July 17, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts Men's Basketball Head Coach Paul Mills released the 13-game, non-conference portion of the 2019-20 schedule Wednesday highlighted by five home games and early-season matchups against a pair of Power Five opponents.