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ORU Closes Out Road Stretch at South Dakota Saturday

ORU Closes Out Road Stretch at South Dakota Saturday

The Basics

Game 27
Oral Roberts
(15-11, 6-6 SL) at South Dakota (22-5, 12-0 SL)
Saturday, February 17, 2018 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: Watch ESPN/ESPN3
Radio: None
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota (Sanford Coyote Sports Center)


  Watch ESPN/ESPN3     |  |    None 

ORU Notes  |   South Dakota Notes  |  Summit League Notes

ORUWBB | ORUAthletics  |    ORUWBB | ORUAthletics  |   ORUWBB     

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team will play its final regular season road game Saturday, February 17 at 1 p.m. against South Dakota inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, South Dakota.

The game will be streamed online via the Watch ESPN/ESPN3. Fans may also view the live stats, see link below, or follow the Golden Eagles on Twitter, @ORUWBB.

Important Links

ORU Game Notes: vs. South Dakota
Opponent Notes: South Dakota
Summit League Notes:
Week 15
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota
TV/Video: Watch ESPN/ESPN3
Radio: None

2017-18 #ORUWBB Media Guide

About the Opponent

  • South Dakota is currently leading the league and if the Coyotes win they will clinch the Summit League regular season championship and claim the number one seed in the Summit League Tournament.
  • In the first meeting, South Dakota defeated ORU, 73-68, January 20 at the Mabee Center.

Quick Hits

  • ORU will face Denver for its 27th game of the season as the teams face off for the second time in league play.
  • This will be the 11th overall meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Coyotes.
  • Junior forward, Maria Martianez is currently third in the Summit League in rebounds per game with 7.5
  • Senior Faith Ihim scored her 1,000th career point against Arkansas and became the 20th player to score at least 1,000 points during her career. Ihim also has more than 500 rebounds, which makes her the 10th player in ORU women's basketball history to have more than 1,000 points and at least 500 rebounds. She scored 12 points at Denver and grabbed eight rebounds. She is currently leading the Summit League with 8.0 rebounds per game and second in overall field-goal percentage at 58.1 percent. Ihim was awarded her second career Summit League Player of the Week on February 12. She was named one of 30 finalists for the Senior CLASS award.
  • ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll. Faith Ihim and Maria Martianez were named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team.
  • Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds an 89-91 overall head coaching record.
  • ORU holds the fourth place spot in the league standings tied with Denver.
  • For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at or in the App Store. 


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