Oral Roberts at Penn State
Date/Time: Friday, November 24, 2017 / 3 p.m. (ET) / 2 p.m. (CT)
TV/Video: BTN + / FloHoops.com
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: University Park, Penn. / Bryce Jordan Center
UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. – The Oral Roberts University men's basketball team will finish a stretch of five straight games away from home, Friday, as the Golden Eagles face Penn State in the final game of the 2017 Progressive Legends Classic. ORU also played at Oklahoma State as part of the tournament.
Friday's game will tip off at 3 p.m. (ET) and will be televised on Big Ten Network Plus. Radio broadcaster Adam Hildebrandt's radio call of the game can be heard on The Franchise at 107.9 FM and 1270 AM, and online at TheFranchiseOk.com.
• ORU and Penn State will face off Friday in the first ever meeting between the two teams. The Golden Eagles are 3-11 all-time against the Big 10, having played seven of the 14 current members of the league. ORU's wins have come against Nebraska and Wisconsin (twice).
• The Golden Eagles have plenty to look forward to in 2017-18 with senior center Albert Owens being picked as a preseason first team All-Summit League selection while sophomore forward Emmanuel Nzekwesi earned preseason second team honors. Additionally, Blue Ribbon Sports tabbed sophomore guard Sam Kearns as The Summit League's Preseason Newcomer of the Year.
• It is a new look for ORU this season. In addition to new Head Coach Paul Mills, who will bring a new look on both offense and defense, ORU has nine newcomers, including a trio of redshirts from last year. ORU also has a new logo and home court design that were both released just before the start of the season.
• In the 98th game of his career, Albert Owens reached the 1,000 point mark, tying him with Luke Spencer-Gardner as the 28th fastest to reach the mark. Owens was the 34th player in ORU history to reach the 1,000 point mark.
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).