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North Dakota Trip Starts Thursday in Fargo

North Dakota Trip Starts Thursday in Fargo

The Basics
Oral Roberts (10-17, 6-6) at North Dakota State (13-12, 7-4)
Date/Time:
 Thursday, February 14, 2019 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: MidcoSN / ESPN3
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Fargo, N.D. / Scheels Center

  MidcoSN / ESPN3     |     Live Stats   |     The Franchise

ORU Notes  |   North Dakota State Notes   | Summit League Notes

ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |    ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |   ORUMBB     


TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will spend the weekend in the state of North Dakota for a pair of Summit League games, beginning with a trip to Fargo to face the Bison of North Dakota State Thursday.  

Thursday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. and will be televised by MidcoSN and available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. 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 North Dakota State
Opponent Game Notes: at North Dakota State
Summit League Notes: Week 15
Live Stats: at North Dakota State
TV / Live Video: MidcoSN / ESPN3
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Scouting the Opponent
• Vinne Shahid has been the hot hand as of late, and is NDSU's leading scorer this year at 12.3 points per game. Deng Geu and Tyson Ward are also averaging double-figures at 11.5 points per contest, and are also the rebounding leaders for the Bison.

• NDSU's current four-game winning streak started at the Mabee Center, which also jump-started Shahid's up-tick as the transfer scored 23 points on a 6-9 mark from 3-point range in ORU's first meeting with the Bison.

Quick Hits
• The all-time series with NDSU is tied 12-12 entering Thursday's game. ORU's last win in Fargo was February 4, 2012.

• ORU is 20th in the nation in total rebounds with 972 and 45th in the nation in total 3-pointers made (225).

DeShang Weaver is 44th nationally in 3-point percentage (42 percent) and 60th in total 3-pointers made (68). Weaver is the top freshman in The Summit League in 3-point percentage, and second among freshmen in blocked shots and 3-pointers made

Kevin Obanor is top 10 in The Summit League in scoring (ninth, 14.6 ppg), field goal percentage (third, .585) and rebounding (sixth, 7.2 rpg), and is the top freshman in all three categories.

Kaelen Malone is third in The Summit League in assist/turnover ratio (2.0) and in total assists (101).

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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