2016-17 Men's Basketball News

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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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    December 18, 2016
    ORU Hosts Little Rock Monday Evening The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will face a top 10 challenge Saturday as the Golden Eagles travel to No. 10 Creighton for a 7 p.m. tipoff. It will mark the second year in a row in which ORU has battled a top 10 opponent after playing No. 7 Oklahoma December 12, 2015.
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    December 17, 2016
    Defense Spurs ORU to Near Upset of No. 10 Creighton The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team nearly shocked the basketball world as the Golden Eagles went toe-to-toe with No. 10 Creighton Saturday evening in front of 16,489 fans at CenturyLink Arena.
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    December 16, 2016
    ORU Set for Clash with No. 10 Creighton Saturday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will face a top 10 challenge Saturday as the Golden Eagles travel to No. 10 Creighton for a 7 p.m. tipoff. It will mark the second year in a row in which ORU has battled a top 10 opponent after playing No. 7 Oklahoma December 12, 2015.
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    December 14, 2016
    Martin Nets Career High 35 in 86-76 Loss at Missouri State Kris Martin lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 35 points Wednesday night at JQH Arena and the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team came back from double-digit deficits in both halves, but could not steal the road win at Missouri State, falling 86-76.
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    December 13, 2016
    ORU Travels to Regional Rival Missouri State Wednesday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will continue its regional rivalry with Missouri State Wednesday, December 10, as the two teams face off at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri, at 7 p.m.
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    December 10, 2016
    ORU Races Past John Brown, 95-63 Paired with a solid defensive effort, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team put together multiple extended scoring runs throughout the game and cruised to a 95-63 victory over John Brown Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Center. ORU was on point on both sides of the ball, scoring a season high 95 points while allowing just 63 points, the fewest scored by an opponent this year.
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    December 09, 2016
    ORU Hosts John Brown as Part of Saturday Doubleheader For just the third time this season, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will play at home as the Golden Eagles host John Brown in the second game of an ORU doubleheader Saturday.
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    December 07, 2016
    Hot-Shooting Sooners Top ORU 92-66 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team could not overcome the offensive attack of Oklahoma Wednesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center as the Sooners topped ORU 92-66. OU shot better than 51 percent for the game and 60 percent in the second half to pull away from the Golden Eagles.
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    December 06, 2016
    ORU Finishes Road Swing at Oklahoma Wednesday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will complete a three-game road swing Wednesday night as the Golden Eagles travel south to face Oklahoma.
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    December 03, 2016
    Michigan State Holds off ORU, 80-76 A two-point game with 20 seconds to play, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball put a scare into the Breslin Center crowd of 14,797, but Michigan State made free throws to hold off the ORU charge, winning 80-76.
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    December 01, 2016
    3-Point Barrage Pushes Oakland Past ORU, 92-64 Oakland hit eight 3-pointers in the second half alone and 11 in the game to top the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team 92-64 Thursday night at the Athletics Center O’rena.
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    November 30, 2016
    ORU Renews Rivalry with Oakland Thursday night on ESPN3 The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will make a two-game road swing up to Michigan this weekend, beginning the trip with an old conference rival in Oakland on Thursday night. The trip will continue Saturday as the Golden Eagles face Michigan State.
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    November 28, 2016
    Tulsa Tops ORU 79-65 in PSO Mayor's Cup Game For the first time in four years, the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team was beaten in the PSO Mayor’s Cup game as Tulsa won Monday’s matchup 79-65 at the Mabee Center.
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    November 27, 2016
    PSO Mayor's Cup on the Line Monday vs. Tulsa Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa will face off Monday at the Mabee Center with the PSO Mayor’s Cup Trophy on the line.
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    November 21, 2016
    3-Point Shooting leads Montana Past ORU in Paradise Jam The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team could not get the lid off the basket in the final game of the Paradise Jam, falling 68-47 to Montana Monday afternoon.
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    November 19, 2016
    Hot Start Pushes Loyola Past ORU A fast start from Loyola was too much for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team as the Golden Eagles fell 78-53 Saturday afternoon in the consolation bracket of the 2016 Paradise Jam.
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    November 18, 2016
    Burnett's Hot Hand Leads Ole Miss Past ORU 95-88 in Overtime It took an enormous effort from Ole Miss’s Deandre Burnett to top the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team Friday in the first round of the Paradise Jam. For the second game in a row, ORU had a pair of 20-point scorers, but Burnett scored 41 to lead Ole Miss to the 95-88 overtime victory.
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    November 16, 2016
    ORU Finishes Paradise Jam vs. Montana Monday The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will travel to the 2016 Paradise Jam this weekend, starting play on Friday, November 18, against Ole Miss.
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    November 15, 2016
    ORU Adds Three During Early Signing Period The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team has signed three new student-athletes, including a junior college point guard and two high school seniors. Emir Ahmedic (Little Rock, Ark.) and Jamichael Morgan (Overland Park, Kan.) will join the Golden Eagle roster after finishing their senior years of high school, while Ka’Juan (K.J.) Malveau will play his sophomore year at Hill College before coming to the Mabee Center.
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