TULSA, Okla. – 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.
Monday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. from 81st and Lewis and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and available online at WatchESPN.com and through the WatchESPN app. First year radio broadcaster Adam Hildebrandt's radio call of the game can be heard at 1550 AM in the Tulsa area and around the world for free through www.ORUAthletics.com and through the ORU Athletics Front Row App.
"The PSO Mayor's Cup is a hard-fought series with TU and ORU battling for the honor each year since their first meeting in March 1974," said John Harper, PSO's Vice President of External Affairs. "At PSO, we're very proud to support this remarkable sporting event as the title sponsor. These two cross-town rivals always play an exciting game for the fans and it brings much of our community together to root for their favorite team."
• ORU and Tulsa will play for the 52nd time in the history of the two schools. Tulsa leads the all-time series 32-19, but ORU has won three straight within the series. ORU is 12-15 all-time against the Golden Hurricane at home.
• A win Monday would be ORU's fourth win in a row against Tulsa, the longest streak for ORU since winning eight straight from Dec. 2, 1976 - Feb. 18, 1980.
• The Golden Eagles return three starters and a total of eight lettermen from last year's squad, including three of the top four in scoring, and more than 50 percent of the total points from last year.
• Junior Albert Owens returns as the leading scorer, rebounder, free throw shooter (made) and shot blocker.
• USA Today picked the Golden Eagles to finish seventh, but tabbed freshman Dezmond McDaniel as the league's Rookie of the Year.
For the latest information on ORU men's basketball, follow @ORUMBB on Twitter or Instagram, or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store. For tickets, visit mabeecenter.com or call 495-7ORU (7678).