ORU Battles Purdue Fort Wayne for First Place In The Summit League

ORU Battles Purdue Fort Wayne for First Place In The Summit League

The Basics
Oral Roberts (7-11, 3-0) – Purdue Fort Wayne (11-7, 3-0)
Date/Time:
 Thursday, January 10, 2019 / 7 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (CT)
TV/Video: None / GoMastodons.com
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location:
 Fort Wayne, Ind. / Memorial Coliseum

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TULSA, Okla. – The only two teams unbeaten in Summit League play will face off Thursday as the Oral Roberts men's basketball team travels to face Purdue Fort Wayne looking for a 4-0 start in the league for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

Thursday's game will tip off from the Memorial Coliseum at 7 p.m. (ET) and will be streamed exclusively at GoMastodons.com. 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.

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: at Purdue Fort Wayne
Opponent Game Notes: at Purdue Fort Wayne
Summit League Notes: Week 10
Live Stats: at Purdue Fort Wayne
TV / Live Video: None / GoMastodons.com
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Scouting the Opponent
• Purdue Fort Wayne is averaging 84.3 points per game this season led by John Konchar who is averaging 19.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Kason Harrell is close behind at 16.8 points per game as the Mastodons' leading 3-point shooter (37-83, 44.6 percent)

• The Mastodons lead the nation in total 3-point field goals mad and also lead The Summit League in steals per game, averaging 7.5 steals per contest.

Quick Hits
•With both teams sitting at 3-0 in The Summit League, Thursday's game will be an early battle for first place.

• ORU is 11-9 all-time against the Mastodons, with a 3-6 mark in Fort Wayne. The two teams split the series last year with each team winning on its home court.

• ORU has held teams to 36 points or fewer in the first half in six of the last seven games and a total of 11 times this season. 20 is the lowest total given up in the first half, doing so in an eventual overtime win over James Madison.

• ORU is fifth in the nation in total rebounds with 650 and 34th in the nation in total assists with 249.

Emmanuel Nzekwesi is 16th in the nation in total field goals made (118), 27th in total rebounds (142) and 54th in double-doubles with five.

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).

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