2016-17 Men's Basketball News

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    February 24, 2017
    Whole Person Champion: Emmanuel Nzekwesi Learn more about men's basketball player and Whole Person Champion Emmanuel Nzekwesi
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    February 22, 2017
    ORU Pushes First Place Bison in 82-80 Loss The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team used a 15-0 second half run and pushed Summit League leading North Dakota State to the brink in an 82-80 loss Wednesday evening at the Mabee Center.
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    February 21, 2017
    ORU To Honor Seniors Wednesday vs. NDSU As the 2016-17 season comes to a close, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will honor five Golden Eagles on Senior Night, Wednesday, as ORU hosts North Dakota State at the Mabee Center.
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    February 18, 2017
    USD Tops ORU 86-72 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team made a late 7-0 run to cut a 14-point deficit to just seven with five minutes to play, but was unable to complete the comeback in an 86-72 loss at South Dakota Saturday.
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    February 17, 2017
    ORU Travels to South Dakota Saturday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will finish up the road portion of the regular season Saturday as the Golden Eagles travel to South Dakota for a 3:15 tip off at the new Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
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    February 16, 2017
    Omaha Prevails over ORU in Overtime, 83-76 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team had a shot to win it in regulation against Omaha , but the Mavericks prevailed in overtime, 83-76 Thursday night at Baxter Arena.
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    February 15, 2017
    Golden Eagles Battle Omaha on the Road Thursday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will travel to Omaha Thursday as the Golden Eagles look to jump into a tie for sixth in the Summit League standings. ORU (4-9) is nipping at the heels of IUPUI, Western Illinois and South Dakota State, all of whom have five league wins.
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    February 11, 2017
    ORU Topples IUPUI on the Road 74-68 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team used strong defense and solid free throw shooting to earn a 74-68 victory over IUPUI Saturday night at the Indianapolis Farmers Coliseum.
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    February 10, 2017
    ORU Heads to IUPUI For Saturday Contest The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team begins a three-game stretch on the road Saturday as the Golden Eagles travel to IUPUI.
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    February 08, 2017
    Western Illinois Hangs on To Top ORU 63-60 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team mounted a 13-1 run to get within a point with six seconds to go, but Western Illinois hit a pair of free throws and a long 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark as the Leathernecks held on to beat ORU 63-60 Wednesday night at the Mabee Center.
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    February 07, 2017
    Golden Eagles Host Leathernecks for Midweek Matchup The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will return to action at the Mabee Center Wednesday evening as the Golden Eagles host Western Illinois at 7 p.m.
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    February 04, 2017
    Late Free Throws Push SDSU past ORU, 74-67 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team led for more than half the game and led by as many as 15 mid-way through the second half but South Dakota State scored 13 of their final 17 points from the free throw line as the Jackrabbits topped the Golden Eagles 74-67 Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena.
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    February 02, 2017
    ORU Heads to SDSU for Key Contest Saturday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will travel to South Dakota State on Saturday for an important contest in terms of Summit League standings, where the Jackrabbits currently sit one game ahead of the Golden Eagles.
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    January 31, 2017
    Anderson's Career High Not Enough as Denver Gets Hot in Second Half Aaron Anderson scored a career high 21 points to lead a cast of four double-figure scorers for the Oral Roberts men's basketball team, but it wasn't enough as Denver caught fire in the second half of a 93-69 Denver win.
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    January 30, 2017
    ORU, Denver Face Off Tuesday A stretch of six out of seven games at home comes to an end Tuesday evening as the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team hosts Denver at 7 p.m.
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    January 28, 2017
    ORU Edged by Fort Wayne 87-83 The Oral Roberts men's basketball team erased an 11-point deficit and took the lead with 1:19 to play, but Fort Wayne went 6-6 from the free throw line in the final minute to clip the Golden Eagles at the end.
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    January 27, 2017
    Golden Eagles Host Fort Wayne to Start Second Half of League Play The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will start the second half of the Summit League schedule Saturday as the Golden Eagles host Fort Wayne at 3 p.m.
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    January 26, 2017
    Whole Person Champion: Aaron Young Hear from men's basketball player and Whole Person Champion Aaron Young
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    January 25, 2017
    First Place Bison Nip Golden Eagles 81-71 North Dakota State made 19-21 free throws in the second half to get past the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team and the Scheels Center Wednesday evening. ORU closed the first half on a 15-0 run to take a 41-32 lead into the locker room but NDSU finished the game on a 6-0 run to hold off the Golden Eagles.
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    January 24, 2017
    Golden Eagles Head North to Face Bison A quick trip back on the road, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team will travel to North Dakota State Wednesday, before returning back home for two straight Summit League games.
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    January 21, 2017
    ORU Trio Leads Golden Eagles Past Omaha 103-86 Led by an offensive attack that featured three 20-point scorers, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team took down Omaha 103-86 Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Center.
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    January 20, 2017
    Golden Eagles Host Omaha Saturday Afternoon The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will close out its four game homestand against a streaking Omaha team that has won four in a row. The Golden Eagles will tangle with the Mavericks Saturday afternoon for a 3 p.m. contest that will be broadcast on ESPN3.
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    January 18, 2017
    Second Half Run Pushes ORU Past South Dakota, 90-80 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team used a 16-0 run in the second half to pull away from South Dakota 90-80 Wednesday night at the Mabee Center.
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    January 17, 2017
    Homestand Continues Wednesday as ORU Hosts South Dakota The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will play its third of four straight home games Wednesday as the Golden Eagles welcome South Dakota to the Mabee Center January 18 for a 7 p.m. contest.
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    January 14, 2017
    IUPUI Holds off ORU on Hall of Fame Weekend, 91-85 Down 11 with six minutes to play, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team charged back and made it a one-point game with 32 seconds to play but couldn’t complete the comeback against IUPUI Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Center.
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    January 13, 2017
    ORU Welcomes IUPUI for Hall of Fame Weekend Doubleheader The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will host IUPUI Saturday afternoon as part of an ORU basketball doubleheader. Saturday’s men’s game will tip of at 3 p.m. from the Mabee Center and the Golden Eagles will honor new Hall of Fame inductees Tyler Saladino (baseball), Faithy Kamangila (cross country/track), Charleton Dechert (men’s golf) and Sam McCants (men’s basketball) at halftime of the game.
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    January 12, 2017
    ORU Finishes Off 94-88 Win Over South Dakota State The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team went 11-12 from the free throw line in the final 1:26 of the game to earn a 94-88 victory over South Dakota State Thursday night at the Mabee Center. A tie game at 83-83 with less than two minutes to go, ORU out-scored SDSU 11-2 until a desperation 3-pointer with three seconds remaining once the Golden Eagles had the game in hand.
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    January 11, 2017
    ORU Hosts South Dakota State Thursday Night The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will return to the Mabee Center Thursday night as the Golden Eagles host defending Summit League Champion South Dakota State for a 7 p.m. showdown.
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    January 07, 2017
    Covington's 34 Pushes Western Illinois Past ORU, 86-71 Despite a pair of 20-point scorers themselves, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team fell on the road Saturday afternoon as Western Illinois got 34 points from Garret Covington in an 86-71 loss at Western Hall.
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    January 05, 2017
    ORU Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class The Oral Roberts University Athletic Department has announced its 2017 Hall of Fame Class, which will be honored at halftime of the ORU men’s basketball game against IUPUI January 14, which will tip off at 3 p.m. Former ORU student-athletes Charleton Dechert (men’s golf), Faithy Kamangila (women’s track/cross country), Sam McCants (men’s basketball) and Tyler Saladino (baseball) make up the 2017 class of inductees.
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    January 05, 2017
    ORU Finishes Road Swing at Western Illinois Saturday Playing the third of three road games to start the Summit League season, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will finish up the road swing Saturday at Western Illinois as the Golden Eagles take on the Leathernecks.
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    December 31, 2016
    3-Point Shooting Pushes Mastodons Past Golden Eagles The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team out-scored Fort Wayne 28-16 in the final seven minutes of the game but could not overcome the 3-point shooting of the Mastodons in a 102-91 loss Saturday afternoon at the Gates Center.
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    December 30, 2016
    Golden Eagles Face Preseason Favorite Mastodons in Fort Wayne Saturday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will battle preseason Summit League favorite Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as both teams look for a league win during the opening weekend of conference play.
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    December 28, 2016
    Denver Holds Off ORU Charge, 77-73 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team made a number of runs throughout the game but could not complete the comeback on the road Wednesday at Denver as the Pioneers held off the late run to win 77-73.
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    December 27, 2016
    ORU Travels to Denver to Begin Summit League Play The Oral Roberts mens’ basketball team will begin Summit League play Wednesday as the Golden Eagles travel to Denver for the first of three road games to start the conference schedule.
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    December 23, 2016
    ORU Pulls Away From Richmond in 87-72 Victory Free throws down the stretch helped the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team distance itself from Richmond Friday afternoon at the Mabee Center as the Golden Eagles topped the Spiders 87-72.
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    December 22, 2016
    ORU Finishes Nonconference Play with Richmond in Friday Matinee The Oral Roberts mens’ basketball team will close out the nonconference season at home on Friday as the Golden Eagles host Richmond in an afternoon contest.
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    December 21, 2016
    Whole Person Champion: Albert Owens Junior big man Albert Owens is a Whole Person Champion
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    December 19, 2016
    ORU Stifles Little Rock in 63-48 Win A dominant defensive performance led the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team to a 63-48 victory over Little Rock Monday night at the Mabee Center.
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