Oral Roberts (15-10, 6-5 SL) at Denver (14-12, 5-6 SL)
Date/Time: Thursday, February 15, 2018 / 8 p.m. CST
TV/Video: Pioneer Vision
Live Stats: vs. Denver
Location: Denver, Colorado (Hamilton Gym)
DENVER – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team begins its last regular season road trip in Denver, Colorado, to take on the Denver Pioneers Thursday, February 15 at 8 p.m. CST inside Hamilton Gym.
About the Opponent
- The Pioneers are one game behind the Golden Eagles in the Summit League standings and currently hold the fifth place spot.
- In the first meeting, ORU defeated Denver, 90-60, January 17 at the Mabee Center.
- ORU will face Denver for its 26th game of the season as the teams face off for the second time in league play.
- This will be the eighth overall meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Pioneers.
- Junior forward, Maria Martianez is currently third in the Summit League in rebounds per game with 7.5
- 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 31 points at South Dakota State and grabbed eight rebounds. She is currently leading the Summit League with 8.0 rebounds per game and second in overall field-goal percentage at 59.5 percent. She is also 18th in the nation in overall field-goal percentage. Ihim was awarded her second career Summit League Player of the Week on February 12. She was 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.
- Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds an 89-90 overall head coaching record.
- ORU holds the fourth place spot in the league standings is currently two games behind Western Illinois for third place in the Summit League.
- For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.