ORU Finalizes 2016-17 Nonconference Schedule

ORU Finalizes 2016-17 Nonconference Schedule

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team has once again put together one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country, it was announced this week as the team released its full schedule for the 2016-17 season. Highlighting the nonconference schedule are games against Baylor, Ole Miss, Michigan State and Oklahoma. 

"We have put together another challenging schedule," said Head Coach Scott Sutton. "I really like our home schedule with the PSO Mayor's Cup game against Tulsa and two teams who have had good programs in Richmond and Little Rock, who is coming off a magical season winning 30 games and a win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament."

In addition to games against power five conference teams, the Golden Eagles will renew the rivalry with old Mid-Con and Summit League foe Oakland on ESPN3 as part of a two-game Michigan road swing in which ORU will also face Michigan State for the first time in program history.

The Golden Eagles will travel to the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, where they will face Ole Miss in the first round of the tournament. Other possible opponents at the tournament include Creighton, Loyola, Montana, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Saint Joseph's and Washington State.

"We are excited about our trip to Michigan. It was great to get Oakland back on the schedule. They were great rivals of ours during their time in the Summit League. Then we will play Michigan State where Coach Izzo has one of the best programs in America. The Paradise Jam gives us the opportunity to play high quality teams on a neutral floor which is always exciting for our team."

The home schedule is highlighted by the PSO Mayor's Cup game against Tulsa (Nov. 28) and games against NCAA tournament participant Little Rock (Dec. 19) and Richmond. ORU will also host Southeastern Oklahoma State (Nov. 2) in an exhibition as well as Rogers State (Nov. 14) and John Brown (Dec. 10) during the nonconference season.

2016-17 ORU Men's Basketball Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Site

Wed.

Nov. 2

Southeastern Okla. St. (Exh.)

Mabee Center

Fri.

Nov. 11

at Baylor

Waco, Texas

Mon.

Nov. 14

Rogers State

Mabee Center

Fri.

Nov. 18

vs. Ole Miss
(Paradise Jam)

Virgin Islands

Sat./Sun.

Nov. 19/20

vs. Loyola/Saint Joseph's (Paradise Jam)

Virgin Islands

Mon.

Nov. 21

vs. TBA
(Paradise Jam)

Virgin Islands

Mon.

Nov. 28

Tulsa

Mabee Center

Thur.

Dec. 1

at Oakland

Rochester, Mich.

Sat.

Dec. 3

at Michigan State

East Lansing, Mich.

Wed.

Dec. 7

at Oklahoma

Norman, Okla.

Sat.

Dec. 10

John Brown

Mabee Center

Wed.

Dec. 14

at Missouri State

Springfield, Mo.

Sat.

Dec. 17

at Creighton

Omaha, Neb.

Mon.

Dec. 19

Little Rock

Mabee Center

Fri.

Dec. 23

Richmond

Mabee Center

Wed.

Dec. 28

at Denver *

Denver, Colo

Sat. 

Dec. 31

at Fort Wayne *

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sat.

Jan. 7

at Western Illinois *

Macomb, Ill.

Thur.

Jan. 12

South Dakota State *

Mabee Center

Sat.

Jan. 14

IUPUI *

Mabee Center

Wed.

Jan. 18

South Dakota *

Mabee Center

Sat.

Jan. 21

Omaha *

Mabee Center

Wed.

Jan. 25

at North Dakota State *

Fargo, N.D.

Sat.

Jan. 28

Fort Wayne *

Mabee Center

Tue.

Jan. 31

Denver *

Mabee Center

Sat.

Feb. 4

at South Dakota State *

Brookings, S.D.

Wed.

Feb. 8

Western Illinois *

Mabee Center

Sat.

Feb. 11

at IUPUI *

Indianapolis, Ind.

Thur.

Feb. 16

at Omaha *

Omaha, Neb.

Sat.

Feb. 18

at South Dakota *

Vermillion, S.D.

Wed.

Feb. 22

North Dakota State *

Mabee Center

 

Mar. 4-7

Summit League Tournament

Sioux Falls, S.D.


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