2019-20 Men's Basketball News

  • 10 Questions with Steve Upshaw
    June 12, 2020
    Join ORU Athletics every Friday in a weekly series featuring interviews with coaches and staff members. 10 Questions with Steve Upshaw, Men's Basketball Director of Operations at Oral Roberts University:
  • Plet Signs NLI to Join #ORUMBB
    June 01, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Paul Mills, head coach of the Oral Roberts men's basketball team, announced the signing of incoming freshman Ismael Plet to round out the recruiting class for the 2020-21 season.
  • 10 Questions with Paul Mills
    May 29, 2020
    Join ORU Athletics every Friday in a weekly series featuring interviews with coaches and staff members. 10 Questions with Paul Mills, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Oral Roberts University:
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Michael Craion
    May 12, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – During his time with the Oral Roberts men's basketball team, Michael Craion might be best known for hitting a last-second game winner over Missouri at the Mabee Center in 2009, but that fails to encompass what a significant impact he had across his three years.
  • #ORUMBB Inks Home-and-Home Deal with Oklahoma State
    May 07, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts head men's basketball coach Paul Mills announced the Golden Eagles have inked a home-and-home game contract with Oklahoma State starting in 2020-21 at Stillwater.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Dominique Morrison
    May 05, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Dominique Morrison became one of the most recognizable players in Oral Roberts men's basketball history for his signature hair, but it was his performance on the court that left a lasting legacy.
  • #ORUMBB Adds Five for 2020-21 Season
    April 20, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts men's basketball head coach Paul Mills announced the addition of five student-athletes to the recruiting class for the 2020-21 season featuring two freshmen and three transfers.
  • Nzekwesi Lands on D1-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team
    April 13, 2020
    WESTLAKE, Ohio – Oral Roberts men's basketball senior Emmanuel Nzekwesi was named to the 18th Annual Scholar-Athlete Team by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) presented by ARMS Software.
  • Academic All-Summit League Honors for Nzekwesi
    April 08, 2020
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts senior Emmanuel Nzekwesi was selected to the Academic All-Summit League Men's Basketball Team for 2019-20 as announced by the league office Wednesday.
  • Nzekwesi Named NABC All-District Second Team
    March 23, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oral Roberts forward Emmanuel Nzekwesi picked up 2019-20 Division I All-District Second Team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC Monday.
  • Obanor, Fuqua Pace #ORUMBB in Semifinal Loss to NDSU
    March 09, 2020
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Kevin Obanor and R.J. Fuqua combined to score 50 points, but the No. 4 seed Oral Roberts men's basketball team could not rally down the stretch falling to No. 1 seed North Dakota State, 75-69, Monday night at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in The Summit League Championship Semifinals.
  • Second-Half Shooting Helps #ORUMBB Advance over Omaha
    March 08, 2020
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A dominant second half powered the No. 4 seed Oral Roberts men's basketball team to decisive, 79-52 victory over No. 5 Omaha Sunday night inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in The Summit League Championship Quarterfinals.
  • Golden Eagles Begin Postseason Sunday at Summit League Championships
    March 06, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – It's postseason time for the Oral Roberts men's basketball team as it heads to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for the 2020 Summit League Championships facing the No. 5 seed Omaha Sunday night at 6 p.m.
  • #ORUMBB Lands Three on All-Summit League Teams
    March 05, 2020
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Seniors Emmanuel Nzekwesi and Deondre Burns were selected to the All-Summit League First and Second Teams, respectively, as announced by the league office Thursday. Burns also earned a spot on the All-Newcomer Team along with freshman Max Abmas.
  • ORU Basketball Prepares for Summit League Tournament
    March 04, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to participate in the 2020 Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 7-10.
  • #ORUMBB Closes Regular Season Winning 72-66 over Mastodons
    February 29, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Max Abmas and R.J. Fuqua each scored at least 20 points helping the Oral Roberts men's basketball team close the regular season with a 72-66 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne Saturday on Senior Night at the Mabee Center.
  • #ORUMBB Regular Season Finale Saturday Hosting Mastodons
    February 28, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team looks to close the 2019-20 regular season with a season sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne Saturday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. The Golden Eagles have a chance to post their best home record of the century currently owning a 12-1 mark at the Mabee Center this season.
  • #ORUMBB Explodes for 113 Points to Bury WIU
    February 27, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Behind three runs of 10-0 or more in the first half, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team raced out to a commanding lead on its way to a dominating, 113-70, victory Thursday night over Western Illinois inside the Mabee Center.
  • Golden Eagles Host Leathernecks Thursday
    February 26, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team hosts Western Illinois Thursday night as it enters the final week of the regular season. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. following the women's game against the Leathernecks with live coverage on the ORU Sports Network.
  • Nzekwesi Lands Coveted Academic All-District Honor
    February 20, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts forward Emmanuel Nzekwesi was selected to the 2019-20 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's Basketball team for his efforts on and off the court.
  • ORU Unable to Hold Off Denver's Late Rally
    February 20, 2020
    DENVER, Colo. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team held a double-digit lead in the final five minutes of regulation, but could not hold off Denver falling, 100-95, in overtime Thursday night at Hamilton Gymnasium.
  • Final #ORUMBB Regular Season Road Tilt at Denver
    February 19, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – After winning both games last weekend at home, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team travels to Denver, Colorado, for its final road test of the regular season facing the Pioneers Thursday night at 8 p.m. (CT).
  • ORU's Ball Security Leads to Take Down of Coyotes
    February 15, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – By taking care of the basketball with brilliant ball security all night long, the Oral Roberts men's basketball team picked up a convincing, 94-80 victory over South Dakota Saturday night at the Mabee Center.
  • #ORUMBB Meets Coyotes at Mabee Center Saturday
    February 14, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team looks to continue its string of success inside the Mabee Center this season when it hosts the Coyotes of South Dakota Saturday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 and locally on KGEB TV-53.
  • #ORUMBB Rallies for Overtime Winner over Omaha
    February 12, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Kevin Obanor's 24-point, 16-rebound performance guided the Oral Roberts men's basketball team to an 81-78 overtime victory over Omaha Wednesday night at the Mabee Center.
  • Golden Eagles and Mavericks Meet in Mid-Week Test
    February 11, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team begins its push to the regular season finish playing four of its final five games at home beginning Wednesday night as Omaha comes to town for a Summit League matchup on ESPN3 and local television on KGEB TV-53 at 7 p.m.
  • Golden Eagles See Hot Start Stymied at NDSU
    February 08, 2020
    FARGO, N.D. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team got a combined 46 points from Deondre Burns and Kevin Obanor in an 83-76 loss on the road at North Dakota State Saturday afternoon from Scheels Center.
  • #ORUMBB Caps Weekend at League-Leading NDSU Saturday
    February 07, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team closes its weekend road trip Saturday afternoon facing the Bison of North Dakota State at 1 p.m. Catch the action against The Summit League leaders live on ESPN3.
  • Golden Eagles Downed at UND Despite Burns' 31
    February 06, 2020
    GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Deondre Burns scored 21 of his career-best 31 points in the second half keeping the Oral Roberts men's basketball team within striking distance, but not enough to overcome North Dakota on the road falling 74-68 Thursday night at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
  • #ORUMBB Faces Fighting Hawks Thursday Night
    February 05, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – It's time for the final extended road trip for the Oral Roberts men's basketball team heading to the Peace Garden State for a pair of games starting Thursday night at North Dakota. First tip in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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