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ORU Opens Season at Missouri State

ORU Opens Season at Missouri State

The Basics
Oral Roberts (0-0) at Missouri State (0-0)
 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
 JQH Arena / Springfield, Mo.

  ESPN3 / WatchESPN     |     Live Stats   |     The Franchise

ORU Notes  |   Missouri State Notes  | Summit League Notes

ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |    ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |   ORUMBB     


TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will open the 2018-19 season, Tuesday, on the road at Missouri State.

Tuesday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. from JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri, and will be broadcast on ESPN3. Adam Hildebrandt's radio call of the game can be heard on The Franchise at 107.9 FM and 1270 AM, and online at

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: at Missouri State
Opponent Game Notes: at Missouri State
Summit League Notes: Week 1
Live Stats: at Missouri State
TV / Live Video: ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Scouting the Opponent
• The all-time series between ORU and Missouri State is deadlocked at 8-8 with ORU winning the most recent meeting 73-66 at the Mabee Center last season.

• Missouri State brings back a pair of starters from last year's squad, including Obediah Church who was an MVC All-Defensive Team selection.

• In their lone exhibition, the Bears crushed Evangel 77-28, holding the Crusaders to just 12 percent from the field. Freshman Szymon Wojcik led the way with 16 points.

Quick Hits
• ORU will once again be one of the youngest teams in America with eight newcomers, including five freshmen.

• Junior Emmanuel Nzekwesi returns after leading ORU in scoring at 12.7 points per game last year and was second on the squad, and the top returner, at 7.2 rebounds per contest.

• ORU was picked to finish sixth in The Summit League, just behind North Dakota State and ahead of league newcomer North Dakota.

• Nzekwesi was a preseason All-Summit League Second Team selection after earning honorable mention honors last year.

For the latest information on ORU men's basketball, follow @ORUMBB on Twitter or Instagram, or go to Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the ORU Athletics Front Row App at  or the ORU Golden Eagles Live App in iTunes or the Google Play Store. For tickets, visit or call 495-7ORU (7678).


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