Men's Basketball

  • Project 31 – Jones Grows Game as Redshirt
    October 19, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – After joining the Oral Roberts men's basketball team mid-year a season ago, D'Mauria Jones is excited to finally get on the court wearing the navy and gold this year.
  • Project 31 - Guys Ready to Battle
    October 18, 2019
    Join #ORUMBB senior Emmanuel Nzekwesi as he shares his excitement about the group of guys ready to do battle in the 2019-20 season!! #GoldenStandard #Project31
  • Project 31 – The Voice of Burns
    October 15, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – With one season of collegiate basketball remaining in his career, Deondre Burns has taken a more vocal approach to his style since stepping onto campus with the Oral Roberts men's basketball team.
  • Project 31 - Going for Three
    October 13, 2019
    Get an insider's look at the art of 3-point shooting with ORU basketball players Sarah Garvie and DeShang Weaver as part of Project 31. #ORUMBB #ORUWBB #GoldenStandard
  • Project 31 - The Springmann Style
    October 12, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Utilizing 25 years of work across all levels of basketball, Oral Roberts men's basketball assistant coach Russell Springmann has been able to blend a unique coaching style with the goal of making players better.
  • Project 31 - Basketball, A Lazenby Family Game
    October 09, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Not many basketball players get to the share the court with family, but for Oral Roberts men's basketball's Ty Lazenby that is not the case. The graduate transfer won three Oklahoma Class A championships at Glencoe High School with younger brothers as teammates all while playing for his father.
  • Project 31 - Head Coach Paul Mills
    October 07, 2019
    Sit down with ORU men's basketball head coach Paul Mills as he gives insight into the 2019-20 season as part of #Project31 #GoldenStandard
  • #ORUMBB Tabbed Third in Preseason, Nzekwesi and Obanor All-League
    October 07, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball was tabbed to finish third in The Summit League Preseason Poll for 2019-20 and received three first-place votes, while Emmanuel Nzekwesi and Kevin Obanor were picked for the All-Summit League First Team announced Monday morning at its annual Basketball Media Days.
  • Project 31 - Reflection Prepares Saunders for Senior Season
    October 06, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Taking advantage of a year with the Oral Roberts men's basketball team already under his belt, Aidan Saunders has changed his focus for 2019-20 and ready to do whatever it takes to succeed during his senior season.
  • Project 31 - Lone Freshman, but Not Alone
    October 03, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – After closing the books on a brilliant prep career just a few short months ago, Max Abmas joined the Oral Roberts men's basketball team with a chance to learn the collegiate game behind a veteran-laden roster.
  • Project 31 – Making the Journey Unique
    October 01, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Saying basketball is in the blood of Oral Roberts newcomer Elijah Lufile might be the understatement of the year. With three older brothers playing professionally around the world, the redshirt sophomore begins his first year with the Golden Eagles looking to forge his own path on the court.
  • Former #ORUMBB Guard Signs First Pro Deal
    August 12, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Former Oral Roberts men's basketball player Kaelen Malone signed his first professional contract to join APOP Paphos in Cyprus's top league.
  • Summit League Games Announced for #ORUMBB
    July 22, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summit League officials released the men's basketball schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season Monday. Oral Roberts opens conference play on the road at defending regular season champion South Dakota State Jan. 2, while its first home contest is slated for Jan. 9 against defending tournament champion North Dakota State.
  • Nzekwesi Earns NABC Honors Court Spot
    July 18, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Emmanuel Nzekwesi of the Oral Roberts men's basketball team earned a spot on the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court as announced by the organization.
  • ORU Announces Non-Conference Men's Basketball Schedule
    July 17, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts Men's Basketball Head Coach Paul Mills released the 13-game, non-conference portion of the 2019-20 schedule Wednesday highlighted by five home games and early-season matchups against a pair of Power Five opponents.
  • #ORUMBB Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
    July 11, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team was honored Thursday for its work in the classroom earning the prestigious 2018-19 Team Academic Excellence Award by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
  • ORU Earns Five Honors in CoSIDA Publications & Design Contest
    June 18, 2019
    The Oral Roberts Athletic Communications department had five publications earn national recognition, including three “Best in the Nation” honors, it was announced Tuesday by CoSIDA.
  • Men's Basketball Adds Max Abmas
    April 24, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team has announced that Texas high school standout Max Abmas has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Golden Eagles for the 2019-20 season.
  • ORU Adds Graduate Transfer in Lazenby
    April 18, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men's basketball team has announced that former Glencoe standout and junior college All-American Ty Lazenby will join the Golden Eagles as a graduate transfer after earning his degree from the University of Oklahoma.
  • Burns Joins ORU Basketball as Graduate Transfer
    April 17, 2019
    Graduate transfer Deondre Burns will play his final year of college basketball for Oral Roberts University, it was announced by ORU Head Coach Paul Mills on Wednesday.
  • Obanor Named Freshman All-American
    April 01, 2019
    Oral Roberts freshman Kevin Obanor has been named a finalist for the 2019 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year Award, it was announced Monday by College Insider. Additionally, Obanor was named to the 2019 Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America team by the same organization. 
  • No. 4 NDSU Topples No. 5 ORU 86-73
    March 10, 2019
    A hot start offensively turned ice cold in the second half for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team as the No. 5 Golden Eagles fell 86-73 to No. 4 North Dakota State in the Summit League quarterfinals Sunday evening at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
  • March Madness Begins Sunday as No. 5 ORU Battles No. 4 North Dakota State in Summit League Tournament
    March 08, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will begin its quest for the 2019 Summit League Championship Sunday evening as the fifth-seeded Golden Eagles face No. 4 North Dakota State in the Summit League quarterfinals.
  • Obanor, Nzekwesi Earn All-Summit League Honors; Obanor Top Freshman
    March 07, 2019
    Junior Emmanuel Nzekwesi and freshman Kevin Obanor were each named to the All-Summit League second team, it was announced by the league office Thursday. Obanor was not finished racking up accolades as he was also named Freshman of the Year, Sixth man of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Newcomer team.
  • Meet the Golden Eagles - #ORUMBB Managers
    March 07, 2019
    Meet the Golden Eagles - #ORUMBB Managers
  • Field Set for 2019 Summit League Championships
    March 02, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as the No. 5 seed in the 2019 Summit League Basketball Championship. 
  • ORU Closes Regular Season with 84-80 Win Over Omaha
    February 28, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team honored its seniors in style, Thursday night at the Mabee Center, topping Omaha 84-80 in the Golden Eagles’ final game of the regular season.
  • ORU Hosts Omaha in Regular Season Finale
    February 27, 2019
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team will close out the regular season, Thursday, as the Golden Eagles host Omaha in the second half of a double header.  
  • ORU Unable to Overcome Slow Start in 75-66 Loss at Western Illinois
    February 23, 2019
    It took more than nine minutes for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team to get on the scoreboard, and although they got within two possessions on multiple occasions, the Golden Eagles were not able to climb out of the hole in a 75-66 loss on the road at Western Illinois, Saturday.
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