Golden Eagles Face Off Against Western Illinois Saturday

Golden Eagles Face Off Against Western Illinois Saturday

The Basics

Game 16
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.

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. Western Illinois
Opponent Notes: Western Illinois
Summit League Notes:
Week Nine
Live Stats: vs. Western Illinois
TV/Video/Audio: ORU Sports Network

2018-19 #ORUWBB Media Guide


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.

Quick Hits

  • 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.

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. 

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