Golden Eagles Return to Mabee Center Wednesday to Host South Dakota

Golden Eagles Return to Mabee Center Wednesday to Host South Dakota

The Basics
Oral Roberts vs South Dakota
Date/Time: 
Wednesday | January 6 | 7 p.m.
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Audio: 1550 AM
Location: Mabee Center | Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts women's basketball team returns home for the first time in 2016 to face South Dakota in the conference home opener Wednesday night.

Wednesday's game will tip from the Mabee Center at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast exclusively through the ORU Sports Network and ORUAthletics.com, and is also available on the ORU Front Row App. Phillip Dowden's radio call of the game can also 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

ORU vs Sout Dakota | January 6 | Mabee Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Schedule Coverage At A Glance

vs South Dakota
Wednesday
January 6 | 
7 p.m.

Live Audio: 1550 AM
     Play-by-Play: Phillip Dowden
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
LiveStats: ORUAthletics.com

All-Time vs. USD: Tied 2-2
At Tulsa: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting:
    1/31/15 - ORU 70, USD 93

Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  // Game Notes: ORU | Sout Dakota

STORYLINES

► Oral Roberts returns to the Mabee Center for the first time since December 15 marking 22 days since the Golden Eagles last played on their home court. ORU hosts South Dakota in just the fifth all-time meeting between the two schools with the series tied 2-2.

► Despite just three home games in November and December for the Golden Eagles ORU has been tough to beat at the Mabee Center over the past four seasons. With a 1-2 mark at home this season ORU is 32-9 with a .780 winning percentage in four year entering Wednesday's game vs. USD.

► After an eight game losing streak ORU has won two of its last three games. 

► Sophomore Kaylan Mayberry set a career-high with 25 points in a win at Kansas and tied 1/1/16 at Western Illinois. She also scored 16 points in a win over IUPUI and is averaging 22 ppg in her last three games. She is also shooting 41 percent from the three-point where she ranks sixth in The Summit League.

► Mayberry recorded five steals in Friday's loss at Western Illinois to set a career-high. It was the first time since 3/9/13 when Jaci Inman (Bigham) and Kevi Luper recorded seven and six steals respectively.

Faith Ihim pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds at IUPUI to help ORU win the rebounding battle for just the third time this season. Ihim leads ORU and is eighth in The Summit League at 6.9 boards per game. 

► A tough early season schedule was placed in front of the Golden Eagles in preparation for The Summit League season. In 12 non-conference games for ORU they faced eight teams that reached postseason play during the 2014-15 season in addition to both Summit League teams that earned bids to the NCAA tournament and the WNIT.

For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter 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. 

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