Oral Roberts (5-5) at Oklahoma (6-2) -- 7 p.m. (CST) -- Norman, Okla. -- Lloyd Noble Center (12,000)
The game will be televised throughout Oklahoma on the Sooner Sports Network (Cox 10 in OKC and Cox 12 in Tulsa). To hear the game online, click the 'Listen Online' link below and then click the top picture on the page.
Oklahoma is ranked No. 14 in the AP Poll and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll. OU is No. 92 in the RPI while the Eagles are 169th.
The Sooners lead the series against the Golden Eagles 8-2 overall and 4-1 at the Lloyd Noble Center. OU beat ORU 84-69 in the teams' last meeting during the 2003-04 season in Norman. OU head coach Kelvin Sampson is 5-0 against ORU.
About Oral Roberts
The Golden Eagles returned four starters from last year's 25-8 team that was one win away from an NCAA Tournament, but are off to a slow start this season at 5-5.
ORU started the season with a loss to Utah State in Tulsa, but then beat USC (66-48) in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout before losing to Marquette in the semi-finals. The Golden Eagles then went on to win their next three games, including a 68-52 win over Tulsa, before losing three of their last four games, with losses to Missouri State at home, at La. Lafayette and at Utah State.
Inside, the Golden Eagles are led by Tulsa native and power forward Caleb Green, who was the Mid-Continent Player of the Year in 2004-05. Green averages 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
And on the outside, ORU is led by junior guard Ken Tutt, who was named the Mid-Con Player of the Week last week after his 29-point effort in the Golden Eagles' 65-64 loss at Utah State.
ORU is also coached by a familiar name — Scott Sutton. The son of Oklahoma State head coach Eddie Sutton is 105-84 in his seventh season.
Oral Roberts Projected Starters:
F -- 4 -- Larry Owens -- 6-7, 210, Sr. -- 10.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.0 apg
F -- 30 --Caleb Green -- 6-8, 240, Jr. -- 19.4 ppg, 8.7 rpg
C -- 45 --Mickey Michalec -- 6-11, 280, Sr. -- 8.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg
G -- 1 -- Ken Tutt -- 6-1, 205, Jr. -- 16.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.7 apg
G -- 22 --Eric Fowlkes -- 6-4, 200, Sr. -- 2.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg
Oklahoma Projected Starters:
F -- 21 --Taj Gray -- 6-9, 238, Sr. -- 16.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg
F -- 34 --Kevin Bookout -- 6-8, 270, Sr. -- 11.6 ppg, 6.8 rbg
G -- 15 --Austin Johnson -- 6-3, 168, Fr. -- 1.6 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.6
G -- 3 -- Terrell Everett -- 6-4, 188, Sr. -- 11.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 6.1 apg
G -- 2 -- Michael Neal -- 6-3, 191, Jr. -- 12.0 ppg, 2.9, rpg, 2.3 apg
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