Oral Roberts–Tulsa basketball rivalry
|PSO Mayor's Cup: Oral Roberts–Tulsa basketball rivalry|
|Series record||Tulsa: 32–18|
|First meeting||March 4, 1974
Tulsa 85 – Oral Roberts 84
|Last meeting||November 15, 2014
Oral Roberts 77 – Tulsa 68
|Longest win streak||Tulsa, 13|
|Current win streak||Oral Roberts, 2|
|Trophy||PSO Mayor's Cup|
The PSO Mayor's Cup is the name of the basketball rivalry between the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is also the name of the trophy given to the winning Men's and Women's teams.
Tulsa and ORU had their first meeting on March 4, 1974, which Tulsa won 85-84. The series has been hard fought since then, and Tulsa holds the edge in the overall series 32-18. The rivalry has been marked by remarkable runs either way: Oral Roberts won 8 consecutive match-ups in the late 1970s; directly following that streak, Tulsa won the next 13 in a row and 24 of 27 between December 8, 1980 and December 19, 2002. The rivalry has become more balanced in recent years, with each school winning 6 games over the past 12 meetings. The largest margin of victory was 45 points, by Tulsa over ORU in 1994. Another turning point in the rivalry was Tulsa's hiring of Bill Self away from Oral Roberts prior to the 1997-98 season.
The ORU and TU Women's basketball teams have faced off in the series since 1976. The ORU Women's team has dominated, 30-7, including a 20-game streak from 1976 through 1999.
The cross-town basketball series has been called the "PSO Mayor’s Cup" since 2012, with Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) serving as the title sponsor.
The 2014 PSO Mayor's Cup Men's game, held on November 15 at ORU's Mabee Center, was won by Oral Roberts by a score of 77-68, serving as the second straight win in the series by the Golden Eagles. The 2014 PSO Mayor's Cup Women's game, held on November 21, was also won by Oral Roberts by a score of 73-71.
Scores of Men's games (1974–2013)
Winning team is shown in bold. Tulsa leads the head-to-head series with Oral Roberts 32-18.
|Date||Tulsa||Oral Roberts||Site||Notes about Game|
|March 4, 1974||Tulsa||85||Oral Roberts||84||[[Fairgrounds Pavilion - Tulsa University]]||none|
|March 6, 1975||Tulsa||91||Oral Roberts||83||Mabee Center||none|
|December 10, 1975||Tulsa||69||Oral Roberts||70||Mabee Center||none|
|March 6, 1976||Tulsa||87||Oral Roberts||78||Tulsa Convention Cener||none|
|December 2, 1976||Tulsa||62||Oral Roberts||106||Mabee Center||none|
|January 8, 1977||Tulsa||62||Oral Roberts||80||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|December 15, 1977||Tulsa||70||Oral Roberts||77||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|January 30, 1978||Tulsa||54||Oral Roberts||56||Mabee Center||none|
|December 14, 1978||Tulsa||72||Oral Roberts||83||Mabee Center||none|
|February 15, 1979||Tulsa||86||Oral Roberts||91||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|December 20, 1979||Tulsa||84||Oral Roberts||99||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|February 18, 1980||Tulsa||86||Oral Roberts||88||Mabee Center||none|
|December 8, 1980||Tulsa||72||Oral Roberts||69||Mabee Center||none|
|February 28, 1981||Tulsa||81||Oral Roberts||70||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|December 12, 1981||Tulsa||80||Oral Roberts||63||Tulsa Convention Center||Oil Capital Classic|
|February 25, 1982||Tulsa||91||Oral Roberts||70||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|December 18, 1982||Tulsa||63||Oral Roberts||56||Mabee Center||Oil Capital Classic|
|February 2, 1983||Tulsa||101||Oral Roberts||71||Mabee Center||none|
|December 1, 1983||Tulsa||87||Oral Roberts||81||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|January 12, 1984||Tulsa||84||Oral Roberts||78||Mabee Center||none|
|November 27, 1984||Tulsa||86||Oral Roberts||82||Mabee Center||none|
|January 14, 1985||Tulsa||71||Oral Roberts||61||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|December 19, 1985||Tulsa||63||Oral Roberts||47||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|January 2, 1986||Tulsa||81||Oral Roberts||65||Mabee Center||none|
|December 2, 1986||Tulsa||71||Oral Roberts||44||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|January 5, 1987||Tulsa||55||Oral Roberts||59||Mabee Center||none|
|February 17, 1992||Tulsa||78||Oral Roberts||62||Mabee Center||none|
|December 12, 1992||Tulsa||104||Oral Roberts||81||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|January 25, 1993||Tulsa||103||Oral Roberts||69||Mabee Center||none|
|December 6, 1993||Tulsa||94||Oral Roberts||74||Mabee Center||none|
|December 10, 1994||Tulsa||99||Oral Roberts||54||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|December 30, 1995||Tulsa||78||Oral Roberts||90||Mabee Center||Bank IV Classic|
|January 11, 1997||Tulsa||77||Oral Roberts||70||Tulsa Convention Center||none|
|December 14, 1997||Tulsa||58||Oral Roberts||53||Mabee Center||none|
|December 13, 1998||Tulsa||73||Oral Roberts||68||Reynolds Center||none|
|December 11, 1999||Tulsa||59||Oral Roberts||60||Mabee Center||none|
|December 10, 2000||Tulsa||89||Oral Roberts||81||Reynolds Center||Overtime|
|December 1, 2001||Tulsa||73||Oral Roberts||66||Mabee Center||Overtime|
|December 19, 2002||Tulsa||90||Oral Roberts||80||Reynolds Center||none|
|December 6, 2003||Tulsa||81||Oral Roberts||87||Mabee Center||none|
|December 5, 2004||Tulsa||47||Oral Roberts||70||Reynolds Center||none|
|December 3, 2005||Tulsa||52||Oral Roberts||68||Mabee Center||none|
|November 28, 2006||Tulsa||75||Oral Roberts||57||Reynolds Center||none|
|November 27, 2007||Tulsa||70||Oral Roberts||84||Mabee Center||none|
|November 15, 2008||Tulsa||50||Oral Roberts||43||Reynolds Center||none|
|January 20, 2010||Tulsa||57||Oral Roberts||52||Mabee Center||none|
|November 16, 2010||Tulsa||83||Oral Roberts||68||Reynolds Center||none|
|December 22, 2012||Tulsa||72||Oral Roberts||68||Mabee Center||none|
|November 10, 2013||Tulsa||68||Oral Roberts||74||Reynolds Center||none|
|November 15, 2014||Tulsa||68||Oral Roberts||77||Mabee Center||none|
- Bonham, Chad. Golden Hurricane Basketball at the University of Tulsa. Chicago: Arcadia, 2004, pg. 37.
- Oral Roberts Basketball Media Guide, pg. 151
- KRMG Broadcast
- Bailey, Eric. Tulsa rallies to edge ORU in Mayor's Cup Tulsa World, January 20, 2010.
- Trammel, Jimmie.  Tulsa World, November 11, 2013.