Oral Roberts (8-7, 1-1) vs. Western Illinois (5-10, 1-1)
Date/Time: Saturday, January 5, 2019 / 2 p.m.
TV/Video/Audio: ORU Sports Network
Live Stats: vs. Western Illinois
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team takes on the Western Illinois Leathernecks Saturday, January 5 at 2 p.m. inside the Mabee Center. It's game one of Saturday's doubleheader as the ORU men's team plays host to Western Illinois at 7 p.m.
ORU Head Coach Misti Cussen is one win shy of 100th all-time career victories at the helm for the Golden Eagles.
About the Opponent
- Western Illinois is currently 5-10 on the season and 1-1 in Summit League play. Last season, the Leathernecks finished third in the final Summit League standings.
- In their last contest, the Leathernecks defeated Denver, 87-78, on December 30 in Macomb, Illinois.
- Western Illinois returned one starter from last season and added seven newcomers.
- ORU will face Western Illinois for the 43rd meeting between the two programs.
- The Golden Eagles lost their most recent game to North Dakota at home, 75-67.
- A win for the Golden Eagles would give the women's team its first win against Western Illinois since the 2015-16 season and break a four game losing streak to the Leathernecks.
- Maya Mayberry was named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team. Mayberry currently averages 12.3 points per game.
- Lakota Beatty averages 14.9 points per game which puts her at second in the Summit League and seventh in the nation in overall three-point field goals made.
- Sophomore, Keni Jo Lippe, averages 12.8 points per game and is currently second in the Summit League in overall free throws made and is 10th in the nation.
- As a whole, ORU is sixth in the nation in overall three-point field goals made.
- Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her seventh season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds a 99-100 overall head coaching record.
- ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll.
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