TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will return to action at the Mabee Center Wednesday evening as the Golden Eagles host Western Illinois at 7 p.m.
Al Jerkens and ORU Hall of Famer Steve Bontrager will call the game on ESPN3 and the broadcast will also be available online and on mobile devices 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 or ORU Golden Eagles Live App.
ORU Game Notes: vs. Western Illinois
Opponent Game Notes: vs. Western Illinois
Summit League Notes: Week 13
Live Stats: vs. Western Illinois
TV / Live Video: ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Free Audio: vs. Western Illinois
• ORU will look for revenge against Western Illinois after taking a loss in Macomb on January 7, just the eighth loss to the Leathernecks in the history of the two programs. ORU owns a 31-8 record dating back to 1969, and is 15-2 at home against Western Illinois.
• Albert Owens has been virtually unstoppable in Summit League play averaging 20.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in Summit League games. He has topped the 20 point mark eight times, including back-to-back career high 28-point performances against Omaha and North Dakota State.
• Last season, ORU had just one player (Obi Emegano) average in double figures scoring. This season, ORU has three above that mark; Albert Owens 17.1 ppg, Jalen Bradley 14.3 ppg and Kris Martin 14.0 ppg. All three have upped their scoring in league play; Owens 20.6 ppg, Bradley 15.1 ppg and Martin 14.4 ppg.
• Four times this season ORU has held an opponent to less than 30 points in a half; 21 (2nd) at Creighton, 21 (1st) and 27 (2nd) vs. Little Rock and 23 (1st) at South Dakota State.
• 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 ORU Athletics Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or the ORU Golden Eagles Live App in iTunes or the Google Play Store. For tickets, visit mabeecenter.com or call 495-7ORU (7678).