TULSA, Okla. – 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.
Wednesday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and will be available through the WatchESPN App. First year radio broadcaster Adam Hildebrandt's radio call of the game can be heard at 97.1 FM in the Tulsa area and around the world for free through www.ORUAthletics.com and through the ORU Athletics Front Row App.
ORU Game Notes: at Missouri State
Opponent Game Notes: at Missouri State
Summit League Notes: Week 6
Live Stats: at Missouri State
TV / Live Video: ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Free Audio: at Missouri State
• ORU and Missouri State will play for the 15th time since 1981, but the ninth time since 2010, with the all-time series deadlocked at 7-7. The two teams face off just once this year after playing a home-and-home series each of the last two seasons.
• ORU has faced one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation to start 2016-17. Including a 2015-16 Final Four team in Oklahoma, ORU has played against 2016 postseason teams in six of its first 10 games, with four of those opponents having played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. ORU's strength of schedule is 25 according to the NCAA RPI.
• 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).