Houston Baptist (0-1) at Oral Roberts (0-1)
Date/Time: Friday, November 8, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Mabee Center / Tulsa, Okla.
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.
Opening tip is slated for 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast free of charge on the ORU Sports Network along with live stats.
• The Golden Eagles are a perfect 2-0 in the all-time series against Houston Baptist sweeping the season series back in 2014 when both were members of the Southland Conference.
• HBU dropped an eight-point contest at Tulsa Tuesday afternoon, 80-72, despite leading for more than 22 minutes on the road.
• The Huskies got a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double performance from junior Ian DuBose in their season opener.
• The Golden Eagles returning scorer and rebounder Emmanuel Nzekwesi finished the season opener with a 16-point, 13-rebound double-double against the Cowboys.
• Nzekwesi and redshirt sophomore Kevin Obanor were Preseason All-Summit League First Team selections after earning second team honors last year.
• ORU has one of its most experienced groups for 2019-20 returning eight letter winners with five newcomers, including one freshman, after having five freshman a season ago.
For the latest information on ORU men's basketball, follow @ORUMBB on Twitter or Instagram, or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the ORU Athletics Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or the ORU Golden Eagles Live App in iTunes or the Google Play Store. For tickets, visit mabeecenter.com or call 495-7ORU (7678).