ORU Hosts Summit League Newcomer North Dakota Wednesday

ORU Hosts Summit League Newcomer North Dakota Wednesday

The Basics

Game 15
Oral Roberts
(8-6, 1-0) vs. North Dakota (6-8, 1-0)
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video/Audio: ORU Sports Network
Live Stats: vs. North Dakota
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team returns to the Mabee Center to face the North Dakota Fighting Hawks Wednesday, January 2 at 7 p.m. in the first ever meeting between the two programs.

ORU Head Coach Misti Cussen is one win shy of 100th all-time career victories at the helm for the Golden Eagles.

The game will be streamed online via 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. North Dakota
Opponent Notes: North Dakota
Summit League Notes:
Week Eight
Live Stats: vs. North Dakota
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network

2018-19 #ORUWBB Media Guide

About the Opponent

  • North Dakota is currently 6-8 on the season and 1-0 in Summit League play. Last season, the Fighting Hawks finished tied for ninth in the final Big Sky Conference standings.
  • The Fighting Hawks won their league opener, 79-60, at home against Purdue Fort Wayne on December 30.
  • North Dakota returned four starters from last season and added six newcomers.
  • Lexi Klabo was named Summit League Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Quick Hits

  • ORU will face North Dakota for the first ever meeting between the two programs.
  • The Golden Eagles won their Summit League opener 71-56 at Omaha on December 30.
  • A win for the Golden Eagles would give the women's team back-to-back Summit League wins and improve their record to 2-0.
  • Maya Mayberry was named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team. Mayberry currently averages 12.3 points per game.
  • Lakota Beatty averages 14.8 points per game which puts her at seventh in the Summit League and 16th in the nation in three-point field goals made.
  • Sophomore, Keni Jo Lippe, averages 12.6 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 tied for seventh 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 99-99 overall head coaching record.
  • ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll.

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.