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ORU Travels to North Dakota Saturday

ORU Travels to North Dakota Saturday

The Basics
Oral Roberts (10-18, 6-7) at North Dakota (9-16, 3-9)
 Saturday, February 16, 2019 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: MidcoSN / ESPN3
Radio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM
Location: Grand Forks, N.D. / Betty Engelstad Sioux Center 

  MidcoSN / ESPN3     |     Live Stats   |     The Franchise

ORU Notes  |   North Dakota Notes   | Summit League Notes

ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |    ORUMBB | ORUAthletics  |   ORUMBB     

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team will make its first trip to Grand Forks, North Dakota, as the Golden Eagles play at North Dakota, Saturday evening.

Saturday'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

Important Links
ORU Game Notes: at North Dakota
Opponent Game Notes: at North Dakota
Summit League Notes: Week 15
Live Stats: at North Dakota
TV / Live Video: MidcoSN / ESPN3
Free Audio: The Franchise 107.9 FM / 1270 AM

Scouting the Opponent
• North Dakota has three players averaging more than 12 points per game, led by Cortez Seales at 13.2 points per contest. Conner Avants leads the Summit League in field goal percentage at .617 (95-154).

• In the first meeting between the two programs, Avants went 8-for-10 from the field and scored 21 points. ORU's big men had a field day, getting 34 points from Emmanuel Nzekwesi and 23 points from Kevin Obanor in the win.

Quick Hits
• Saturday is just the second ever meeting between the two teams. ORU took the first meeting 83-72 in Tulsa.

• ORU is 21st in the nation in total rebounds with 1,001 and 41st in the nation in total 3-pointers made (234).

DeShang Weaver is 64th in total 3-pointers made (69). 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 total assists (103) and fourth in assist/turnover ratio (2.0).

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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