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Golden Eagles, Coyotes Clash Inside Mabee Center Wednesday

Golden Eagles, Coyotes Clash Inside Mabee Center Wednesday

The Basics

Game 18
Oral Roberts
(11-7, 3-2 SL) vs. South Dakota (13-5, 4-0 SL)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team challenges the South Dakota Coyotes Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. at 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
Opponent Game Notes: South Dakota
Summit League Notes:
Week 11
Live Stats: vs. South Dakota
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network

2017-18 #ORUWBB Media Guide

About the Opponent

  • The Coyotes are currently on a seven game win streak and enter the Mabee Center undefeated in league play.
  • South Dakota upset Western Illinois, 82-52, on January 4 in Macomb, Illinois. The Coyotes battled Tulsa on December 16 in Vermillion, South Dakota, but fell to the Golden Hurricane 64-61.

Quick Hits

  • ORU will face South Dakota for its sixth Summit League game of the 2017-18 season.
  • The Golden Eagles are 3-6 overall all-time against the South Dakota Coyotes.
  • The Golden Eagles fell the Coyotes in both matchups during the 2016-17 season. South Dakota beat ORU, 69-47, on January 11, 2017, at the Mabee Center. The Golden Eagles then fell again, 79-50, on February 15, 2017, in Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Junior forward, Maria Martianez scored 15 points and recorded eight rebounds in the team's last game against South 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 a career high 24 points against South Dakota State and grabbed seven rebounds. She is currently fourth in the Summit League with 7.1 rebounds per game and second in overall field-goal percentage at 60.2 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 16 points at home against South Dakota State. As a freshman, Mayberry leads the Summit League in three-point percentage at 48 percent. She is also fifth in the Summit League in overall field-goal percentage at 51.7 percent.
  • Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds an 85-87 overall head coaching record.
  • After five games, the Golden Eagles are currently fourth in the Summit League standings behind South Dakota State, South Dakota and Western Illinois.
  • 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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