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Homecoming Basketball for ORU Friday

Homecoming Basketball for ORU Friday

The Basics
Houston Baptist (0-1) at Oral Roberts (0-1)
 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.

  ORUSN     |     Live Stats

ORU Notes  |   Houston Baptist Notes  | Summit League Notes

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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.

Important Links
ORU Game Notes
HBU Game Notes
Summit League Notes
Live Stats
TV / Live Video

Scouting the Opponent

• 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.

Quick Hits

• ORU got a combined 35 points from newcomers Deondre Burns (21) and Max Abmas (14) in their debuts Wednesday at Oklahoma State.

• 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 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).