Oral Roberts–Tulsa basketball rivalry

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PSO Mayor's Cup: Oral Roberts–Tulsa basketball rivalry
Sport College basketball
First meeting March 4, 1974
Tulsa 85, Oral Roberts 84
Latest meeting November 28, 2016
Tulsa 79, Oral Roberts 65
Next meeting 2017
Trophy PSO Mayor's Cup
Statistics
Meetings total 52
All-time series Tulsa leads 33–19
Largest victory Oral Roberts, 106–62 (1976)
Longest win streak Tulsa, 13 (1980–1986)
Current win streak Tulsa, 1 (2016–present)
Oral Roberts–Tulsa basketball rivalry is located in Oklahoma
ORU
ORU
TU
TU
Locations in Oklahoma

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. The Mayor's Cup is sponsored by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

History[edit]

Tulsa and ORU had their first meeting on March 4, 1974, which Tulsa won 85–84.[1] The series has been hard fought since then, and Tulsa holds the edge in the overall series 32–19. 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.[2] The rivalry has become more balanced in recent years, with each school winning 8 games over the past 16 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.

Oral Roberts swept the PSO Mayor's Cup games again in 2015, this time at TU's Reynolds Center, with the Golden Eagle women winning 59–53 on November 20, and the ORU men taking their third in a row in the series, 70–68 on December 5.

Results[edit]

Scores of Men's games[edit]

Oral Roberts victories Tulsa victories
# Date Location Winner Score
1 March 4, 1974 Fairgrounds Pavilion Tulsa 85–84
2 March 6, 1975 Mabee Center Tulsa 91–83
3 December 10, 1975 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 70–69
4 March 6, 1976 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 87–78
5 December 2, 1976 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 106–62
6 January 8, 1977 Tulsa Convention Center Oral Roberts 80–62
7 December 15, 1977 Tulsa Convention Center Oral Roberts 77–70
8 January 30, 1978 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 56–54
9 December 14, 1978 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 83–72
10 February 15, 1979 Tulsa Convention Center Oral Roberts 91–86
11 December 20, 1979 Tulsa Convention Center Oral Roberts 99–84
12 February 18, 1980 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 88–86
13 December 8, 1980 Mabee Center Tulsa 72–69
14 February 28, 1981 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 81–70
15 December 12, 1981 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 80–63
16 February 25, 1982 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 91–70
17 December 18, 1982 Mabee Center Tulsa 63–56
18 February 2, 1983 Mabee Center Tulsa 101–71
19 December 1, 1983 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 87–81
20 January 12, 1984 Mabee Center Tulsa 84–78
21 November 27, 1984 Mabee Center Tulsa 86–82
22 January 14, 1985 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 71–61
23 December 19, 1985 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 63–47
24 January 2, 1986 Mabee Center Tulsa 81–65
25 December 2, 1986 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 71–44
26 January 5, 1987 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 59–55
27 February 17, 1992 Mabee Center Tulsa 78–62
# Date Location Winner Score
28 December 12, 1992 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 104–81
29 January 25, 1993 Mabee Center Tulsa 103–69
30 December 6, 1993 Mabee Center Tulsa 94–74
31 December 10, 1994 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 99–54
32 December 30, 1995 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 90–78
33 January 11, 1997 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa 77–70
34 December 14, 1997 Mabee Center Tulsa 58–53
35 December 13, 1998 Reynolds Center Tulsa 73–68
36 December 11, 1999 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 60–59
37 December 10, 2000 Reynolds Center Tulsa 89–81OT
38 December 1, 2001 Mabee Center Tulsa 73–66OT
39 December 19, 2002 Reynolds Center Tulsa 90–80
40 December 6, 2003 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 87–81
41 December 5, 2004 Reynolds Center Oral Roberts 70–47
42 December 3, 2005 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 68–52
43 November 28, 2006 Reynolds Center Tulsa 75–57
44 November 27, 2007 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 84–70
45 November 15, 2008 Reynolds Center Tulsa 50–43
46 January 20, 2010 Mabee Center Tulsa 57–52
47 November 16, 2010 Reynolds Center Tulsa 83–68
48 December 22, 2012 Mabee Center Tulsa 72–68
49 November 10, 2013 Reynolds Center Oral Roberts 74–68
50 November 15, 2014 Mabee Center Oral Roberts 77–68
51 December 5, 2015 Reynolds Center Oral Roberts 70–68
52 November 28, 2016 Mabee Center Tulsa 79–65
Series: Tulsa leads 33–19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonham, Chad. Golden Hurricane Basketball at the University of Tulsa. Chicago: Arcadia, 2004, pg. 37.
  2. ^ Oral Roberts Basketball Media Guide, pg. 151