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Golden Eagles Host League Preseason Favorite Jackrabbits Saturday

Golden Eagles Host League Preseason Favorite Jackrabbits Saturday

The Basics

Game 18
Oral Roberts
(11-6, 3-1 SL) vs. South Dakota State (13-4, 3-0 SL)
Saturday, January 13, 2018 / 2 p.m.
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota State
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team will square off against the Summit League preseason favorite South Dakota State Jackrabbits Saturday, January 13 at 2 p.m. inside the Mabee Center.

The game will be streamed online via the ORU Sports Network. Fans may also view the live stats, see link below, or follow the Golden Eagles on Twitter, @ORUWBB.

Important Links

ORU Game Notes: vs. South Dakota State
Opponent Game Notes: South Dakota State 
Summit League Notes:
Week 10
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota State
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network

2017-18 #ORUWBB Media Guide

About the Opponent

  • The Jackrabbits enter the game ranked No. 3 in the Mid-Major Top 25 poll.
  • South Dakota State upset No. 23 North Carolina State, 75-67, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 24. The Jackrabbits also defeated the University of Oklahoma, 67-61, on December 6, in Brookings, South Dakota.

Quick Hits

  • ORU will face South Dakota State for its fifth Summit League game of the 2017-18 season.
  • The Golden Eagles are 6-14 overall all-time against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
  • The Golden Eagles fell the Jackrabbits three times during the 2016-17 season. South Dakota State beat ORU 78-57 on January 14, 2017, at the Mabee Center. The Golden Eagles then fell again 82-35 on February 8, 2017, in Brookings, South Dakota. ORU matched up against the Jackrabbits in the Summit League tournament and lost 65-50 in the first round in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • Junior forward, Maria Martianez scored 16 points and recorded 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season in the team's last game against North Dakota State. Martianez is currently leading the Summit League in rebounds per game with 7.8.
  • Senior Faith Ihim scored her 1,000th career point against Arkansas and became the 20th player to score at least 1,000 points during her career. Ihim also has more than 500 rebounds, which makes her the 10th player in ORU women's basketball history to have more than 1,000 points and at least 500 rebounds. She scored 15 points against North Dakota State and grabbed six rebounds. She is currently fourth in the Summit League with 7.1 rebounds per game and second in overall field-goal percentage at 59.9 percent. Ihim was awarded her first-ever Summit League Player of the Week on December 18. She has been named one of 30 finalists for the Senior CLASS award.
  • ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll. Faith Ihim and Maria Martianez were named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team.
  • Last game, Maya Mayberry scored 11 points at home against North Dakota State. As a freshman, Mayberry leads the Summit League in three-point percentage at 48.8 percent. She is also fourth in the Summit League in overall field-goal percentage at 53 percent.
  • Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds an 85-86 overall head coaching record.
  • After four games, the Golden Eagles are currently third in the Summit League standings behind South Dakota State and South Dakota.
  • For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at or in the App Store. 


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