2018–19 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball team

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2018–19 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles wordmark.svg
ConferenceSummit League
2018–19 record10–19 (6–8 Summit)
Head coachPaul Mills (2nd season)
Assistant coachSolomon Bozeman
Assistant coachRussell Springmann
Assistant coachSam Patterson
Home arenaMabee Center
Seasons
2018–19 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State  11 2   .846     21 7   .750
Omaha 10 2   .833     16 9   .640
Purdue Fort Wayne 9 4   .692     17 11   .607
North Dakota State 8 5   .615     14 13   .519
Oral Roberts 6 8   .429     10 19   .345
South Dakota 4 8   .333     10 15   .400
North Dakota 4 9   .308     10 16   .385
Western Illinois 3 9   .250     8 17   .320
Denver 2 10   .167     7 19   .269
2019 Summit League Tournament winner
As of February 17, 2019; 

The 2018–19 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball team represents Oral Roberts University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Eagles are led by second-year head coach Paul Mills and play their home games at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as members of The Summit League.

Previous season[edit]

The Golden Eagles finished the season 11–21, 5–9 in Summit League play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament to Denver.

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Kevin Obanor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Houston, Texas
G 1 Kennedy Milton 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Dallas, Texas
G 10 Sam Kearns 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr San Antonio, Texas
G 11 Carlos Jürgens 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Tartu, Estonia
G 12 R.J. Faqua 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Tulsa, Oklahoma
G 13 Aidan Saunders 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Lithonia, Georgia
F 14 D.J. Weaver 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Houston, Texas
F 21 Kerwin Smith 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 214 lb (97 kg) RS Sr Dallas, Texas
F 22 Francis Lācis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr Riga, Latvia
F 23 Emmanuel Nzekwesi 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Trophy Club, Texas
F 33 Emir Ahmedic 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Kladanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
F 34 Chris Miller 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Tulsa, Oklahoma
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: August 26, 2018

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Nov 6, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Missouri State L 50–84  0–1
JQH Arena (5,014)
Springfield, MO
Nov 9, 2018*
7:00 pm
Southwestern (KS) W 79–62  1–1
Mabee Center (2,157)
Tulsa, OK
Nov 11, 2018*
4:05 pm, FSSW
at No. 20 TCU L 62–79  1–2
Schollmaier Arena (6,368)
Fort Worth, TX
Nov 13, 2018*
7:00 pm
California Baptist
Summit/WAC Challenge
L 69–70  1–3
Mabee Center (1,792)
Tulsa, OK
Nov 15, 2018*
8:00 pm, BYUtv
at BYU L 65–85  1–4
Marriott Center (10,179)
Provo, UT
Nov 19, 2018*
7:00 pm
Ecclesia
Men Against Breast Cancer Hoops Challenge
W 109–72  2–4
Mabee Center (1,780)
Tulsa, OK
Nov 23, 2018*
11:00 am
vs. Northern Illinois
Men Against Breast Cancer Hoops Challenge
L 66–87  2–5
Athletics Center O'rena (1,821)
Rochester, MI
Nov 24, 2018*
1:30 pm, ESPN+
at Oakland
Men Against Breast Cancer Hoops Challenge
L 76–87  2–6
Athletics Center O'rena (1,610)
Rochester, MI
Nov 25, 2018*
11:00 am
vs. James Madison
Men Against Breast Cancer Hoops Challenge
W 78–69 OT 3–6
Athletics Center O'rena (2,093)
Rochester, MI
Dec 2, 2018*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at SMU L 67–79  3–7
Moody Coliseum (5,627)
Dallas, TX
Dec 5, 2018*
7:00 pm, KGEB TV-53/ESPN+
Florida Gulf Coast L 76–96  3–8
Mabee Center (1,831)
Tulsa, OK
Dec 7, 2018*
6:00 pm, SECN
at Missouri L 64–80  3–9
Mizzou Arena (9,813)
Columbia, MO
Dec 15, 2018*
3:00 pm, ESPN+
at Richmond W 59–52  4–9
Robins Center (5,107)
Richmond, VA
Dec 19, 2018*
7:00 pm, Cox Yurview
at Wichita State L 63–84  4–10
Charles Koch Arena (10,156)
Wichita, KS
Dec 22, 2018*
7:00 pm
Tulsa
Mayor's Cup
L 59–69  4–11
Mabee Center (4,102)
Tulsa, OK
The Summit League regular season
Dec 30, 2018
4:30 pm
at Omaha W 87–84  5–11
(1–0)
Baxter Arena (1,764)
Omaha, NE
Jan 03, 2019
7:00 pm
North Dakota W 83–72  6–11
(2–0)
Mabee Center (2,006)
Tulsa, OK
Jan 05, 2019
7:00 pm
Western Illinois W 82–63  7–11
(3–0)
Mabee Center (2,010)
Tulsa, OK
Jan 10, 2019
6:00 pm
at Purdue Fort Wayne L 69–94  7–12
(3–1)
Memorial Coliseum (1,538)
Fort Wayne, IN
Jan 12, 2019
4:15 pm, MidcoSN/ESPN3
at South Dakota State L 65–84  7–13
(3–2)
Frost Arena (3,680)
Brookings, SD
Jan 17, 2019
7:00 pm, KGEB TV-53/ESPN+
South Dakota W 77–74  8–13
(4–2)
Mabee Center (2,027)
Tulsa, OK
Jan 20, 2019
5:00 pm, ALT2
at Denver L 58–74  8–14
(4–3)
Magness Arena (420)
Denver, CO
Jan 26, 2019
7:00 pm, KGEB TV-53/ESPN+
North Dakota State L 57–67  8–15
(4–4)
Mabee Center (2,717)
Tulsa, OK
Jan 31, 2019
7:00 pm, KGEB TV-53/ESPN+
South Dakota State L 80–86  8–16
(4–5)
Mabee Center (2,287)
Tulsa, OK
Feb 02, 2019
7:00 pm
Purdue Fort Wayne L 81–82  8–17
(4–6)
Mabee Center (2,251)
Tulsa, OK
Feb 07, 2019
7:00 pm, KGEB TV-53/ESPN+
Denver W 78–65  9–17
(5–6)
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
Feb 10, 2019
1:00 pm, MidcoSN/ESPN3
at South Dakota W 86–72  10–17
(6–6)
Sanford Coyote Sports Center 
Vermillion, SD
Feb 14, 2019
7:00 pm, MidcoSN/ESPN3
at North Dakota State L 73–85  10–18
(6–7)
Scheels Center 
Fargo, ND
Feb 16, 2019
7:00 pm, MidcoSN/ESPN3
at North Dakota L 73–85  10–19
(6–8)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center 
Grand Forks, ND
Feb 23, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Denver   
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
Feb 28, 2019
7:30 pm, KGEB TV-53/ESPN+
Omaha   
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
Summit League Tournament
Mar 9, 2019–
Mar 12, 2019

  
Premier Center 
Sioux Falls, SD
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time Source[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ORU Men's Basketball Schedule/Results". Retrieved 2018-08-25.