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Golden Eagles Square Off Against Leathernecks in Saturday Showdown

Golden Eagles Square Off Against Leathernecks in Saturday Showdown

The Basics

Game 23
Oral Roberts
(14-8, 5-3 SL) vs. Western Illinois (16-7, 6-3 SL)
Saturday, February 3, 2018 / 2 p.m.
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network
Live Stats: vs. Western Illinois
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team will host the Western Illinois Leathernecks in the Summit League regular season rematch Saturday, February 3 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. Western Illinois
Opponent Notes: Western Illinois
Summit League Notes:
Week 13
Live Stats: vs. Western Illinois
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network

2017-18 #ORUWBB Media Guide

About the Opponent

  • The Leathernecks are 6-3 in Summit League play and have received votes in the Mid-Major Poll.
  • Western Illinois defeated ORU in the first matchup of the season, 56-49, Macomb, Illinois.

Quick Hits

  • ORU will face Western Illinois for its 23rd game of the season as the teams face off for the second time this season.
  • This will be the 45th overall meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Leathernecks.
  • Junior forward, Maria Martianez scored 17 points and recorded six rebounds in the team's last game against Fort Wayne. Martianez is currently second in the Summit League in rebounds per game with 7.6.
  • 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 13 points against Fort Wayne and grabbed nine rebounds. She is currently fourth in the Summit League with 7.0 rebounds per game and first in overall field-goal percentage at 62.1 percent. She is also sixth in the league in points per game at 14.1. 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 13 points at home against Fort Wayne. As a freshman, Mayberry is second in the Summit League in three-point percentage at 45.6 percent. She is also eighth in the Summit League in overall field-goal percentage at 49.5 percent.
  • Freshman Keni Jo Lippe averages 7.6 points per game and is third in the Summit League in overall 3-point percentage at 45.5 percent.
  • Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds an 88-88 overall head coaching record.
  • If the Golden Eagles win, they will be in sole possession of third place in the Summit League standings.
  • 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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