Oral Roberts at Denver
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / 8 p.m. (CT)
TV/Video: Altitude 2
Radio: 97.1 FM The Sports Animal
Location: Magness Arena / Denver, Colo.
TULSA, Okla. – 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.
Wednesday's game will be televised on Altitude 2 in the Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico area. 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 Golden Eagles will begin Summit League play at Denver Wednesday evening. ORU holds a slight 4-3 edge in the all-time series but will look to buck a couple of trends as neither team has won two in a row in the series (ORU won the last meeting 62-58), nor has either team has won a road contest in the series.
• ORU has faced one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the nation to start 2016-17. Eight of its nonconference opponents played in the 2016 postseason, including five NCAA Tournament teams. ORU's strength of schedule is currently 10th according to the NCAA RPI.
• The Golden Eagles are coming off two of their best defensive performances in years in the last three games, holding No. 10 Creighton 25 points below their season average and holding Little Rock to 48 points, the fewest since 2014.
• 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).