2016–17 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball team

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2016–17 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball
Oral Roberts ORU Wordmark.jpg
ConferenceThe Summit League
2016–17 record8–22 (4–12 The Summit)
Head coachScott Sutton (18th season)
Assistant coachSean Sutton
Assistant coachMarc Stricker
Assistant coachRodney Perry
Home arenaMabee Center
Seasons
2016–17 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota 12 4   .750     22 12   .647
North Dakota State 11 5   .688     19 11   .633
Omaha 9 7   .563     18 14   .563
Fort Wayne 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Denver 8 8   .500     16 14   .533
South Dakota State 8 8   .500     18 17   .514
IUPUI 7 9   .438     14 18   .438
Western Illinois 5 11   .313     8 20   .286
Oral Roberts 4 12   .250     8 22   .267
2017 Summit League Tournament winner

The 2016–17 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball team represented Oral Roberts University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Eagles were led by 18th year head coach Scott Sutton and played their home games at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as members of The Summit League. They finished the season 8–22, 4–12 in Summit League play to finish in last place. As a result, they failed to qualify for The Summit League Tournament.

On April 10, 2017, the school fired all-time winningest coach Scott Sutton after 18 years.[1] He finished with an overall record of 328–247.[2] On April 28, the school hired Baylor assistant Paul Mills as the new head coach.[3]

Previous season[edit]

The Golden Eagles finished the 2015–16 season 14–17, 6–10 in Summit League play to finish in seventh place. They lost in the quarterfinals of The Summit League Tournament to South Dakota State.

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Aaron Young 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Edmond, Oklahoma
G 1 Kris Martin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 186 lb (84 kg) So Frisco, Texas
G 3 Jontray Harris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Austin, Texas
G 10 Jalen Bradley 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Norfolk, Nebraska
G 12 Isaac Gilliam 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Dripping Springs, Texas
G 13 Aaron Anderson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Edmond, Oklahoma
G 20 Spencer Sutton 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Tulsa, Oklahoma
F 23 Emmanuel Nzekwesi 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Trophy Club, Texas
F 25 Javan White 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Ames, Iowa
G 30 Dezmond McDaniel 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Fr Kansas City, Missouri
F 32 Kellen Manek 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Fr Harrah, Oklahoma
G 33 Darian Harris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 198 lb (90 kg) RS Jr Springdale, Arkansas
G 35 R.J. Smith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Olathe, Kansas
C 44 Albert Owens 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 262 lb (119 kg) Jr Cedar Hill, Texas
F 52 Chris Miller 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Fr Tulsa, Oklahoma
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/02/2016*
7:00 pm
Southeastern Oklahoma State W 82–75 
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
Regular season
11/11/2016*
6:00 pm, ESPNU
at Baylor L 61–76  0–1
Ferrell Center (5,250)
Waco, TX
11/14/2016*
7:00 pm
Rogers State W 87–76  1–1
Mabee Center (2,653)
Tulsa, OK
11/18/2016*
2:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. Ole Miss
Paradise Jam Quarterfinals
L 88–95 OT 1–2
Sports and Fitness Center (512)
St. Thomas, VI
11/19/2016*
2:30 pm
vs. Loyola–Chicago
Paradise Jam consolation round
L 53–78  1–3
Sports and Fitness Center (1,831)
St. Thomas, VI
11/21/2016*
11:30 am
vs. Montana
Paradise Jam 7th place game
L 48–67  1–4
Sports and Fitness Center (224)
St. Thomas, VI
11/28/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Tulsa
PSO Mayor's Cup
L 65–79  1–5
Mabee Center (4,230)
Tulsa, OK
12/01/2016*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Oakland L 64–92  1–6
Athletics Center O'rena (2,607)
Auburn Hills, MI
12/03/2016*
3:30 pm, BTN
at Michigan State L 76–80  1–7
Breslin Student Events Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
12/07/2016*
7:00 pm
at Oklahoma L 66–92  1–8
Lloyd Noble Center (8,034)
Normon, OK
12/10/2016*
3:00 PM
John Brown W 95–63  2–8
Mabee Center (2,220)
Tulsa, OK
12/14/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Missouri State L 76–86  2–9
JQH Arena (3,723)
Springfield, MO
12/17/2016*
7:00 pm, FS2
at No. 10 Creighton
Paradise Jam
L 65–66  2–10
CenturyLink Center Omaha (16,489)
Omaha, NE
12/19/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Little Rock W 63–48  3–10
Mabee Center (2,849)
Tulsa, OK
12/23/2016*
3:00 pm
Richmond W 87–72  4–10
Mabee Center (2,735)
Tulsa, OK
Summit League regular season
12/28/2016
8:00 pm, ALT2
at Denver L 73–77  4–11
(0–1)
Magness Arena (1,347)
Denver, CO
12/29/2016
1:30 pm
at Fort Wayne L 91–102  4–12
(0–2)
Gates Sports Center (1,015)
Fort Wayne, IN
01/07/2017
2:00 pm
at Western Illinois L 71–86  4–13
(0–3)
Western Hall (813)
Macomb, IL
01/12/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
South Dakota State W 94–88  5–13
(1–3)
Mabee Center (2,812)
Tulsa, OK
01/14/2017
3:00 pm, ESPN3
IUPUI L 85–91  5–14
(1–4)
Mabee Center (2,595)
Tulsa, OK
01/18/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
South Dakota W 90–80  6–14
(2–4)
Mabee Center (2,401)
Tulsa, OK
01/21/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Omaha W 103–86  7–14
(3–4)
Mabee Center (3,048)
Tulsa, OK
01/25/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at North Dakota State L 71–81  7–15
(3–5)
Scheels Center (4,353)
Fargo, ND
01/28/2017
3:00 pm, ESPN3
Fort Wayne L 83–87  7–16
(3–6)
Mabee Center (2,534)
Tulsa, OK
01/31/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Denver L 69–93  7–17
(3–7)
Mabee Center (2,464)
Tulsa, OK
02/04/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at South Dakota State L 67–74  7–18
(3–8)
Frost Arena (3,917)
Brookings, SD
02/08/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Western Illinois L 60–63  7–19
(3–9)
Mabee Center (3,040)
Tulsa, OK
02/11/2017
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at IUPUI W 74–68  8–19
(4–9)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum (1,029)
Indianapolis, IN
02/16/2017
7:00 pm
at Omaha L 83–76  8–20
(4–10)
Baxter Arena (1,679)
Omaha, NE
02/18/2017
3:15 pm, ESPN3
at South Dakota L 72–86  8–21
(4–11)
Sanford Coyote Sports Center (2,659)
Vermillion, SD
02/22/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
North Dakota State L 80–82  8–22
(4–12)
Mabee Center (3,182)
Tulsa, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time Source[4][5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oral Roberts fires coach Sutton after 18 years". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  2. ^ "Oral Roberts Fires Scott Sutton". KDLT. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ Haisten, Bill (April 28, 2017). "ORU confirms hiring of Baylor assistant Paul Mills as Golden Eagle basketball coach". Tulsa World. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "ORU Men's Basketball Schedule/Results". Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  5. ^ http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/schedule/_/id/198