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  1. 5 points
    I was giving it to the refs and the WIU players all night and loved every minute of it!
  2. 3 points
    Sure, happy to be able to confirm who it was for you and to tell you a little about her. Hopefully I haven't been turned off by the losing by then to see if she actually plays for the team and how she will end up doing. I'm tired of the losing across the athletic department as a whole, I mean we just came off one of the worst fall sports seasons in recent memory where not a single fall sports team earned a bid to a conference tournament, oh, except men's and women's cross country, but they both qualified automatically. And they both finished dead last. Men's and women's soccer and volleyball didn't qualify and volleyball had their worst season record since 1992. And now there's basketball, with both teams middling along and average to below average at best. Since we've been back in this conference there's been a major drought of championships of any kind, except for really baseball. I guess results don't really matter so much to the people at the top, but as for me, I like winning, and I think that results matter and should matter, especially when you're paying people to supposedly produce winning teams and to run a winning department. Sorry for getting off on a tangent somewhat. Hopefully the future holds better things for this, my alma mater.
  3. 2 points
    What we are going to need is a big man to replace Smith. That is a must for next year. We have most of the pieces in place if Eman stays and I hope he will to bring a title home in the Summit League. I hope Abmas commits but remember He did not sign in the fall. That to me is problematic.
  4. 2 points
    Here's what I suggested back on December 24th, in the post titled "Entering Conference Play": "...ORU has a decent chance to win their conference home games against the lower half of the league. But otherwise, I don't like their chances in ANY road game, or when the Dakota schools and IPFW visit (UND being the exception). Throw in an outlier or two along the way, and you're looking at a 5-11 conference record and a 7th or 8th place finish..." To ORU's credit, they've already won an impressive "outlier" by defeating Omaha on the road, and they were dominant at home this week. But, other than when Denver (and possibly Omaha) come to town, I still don't see them being a favorite in ANY regular-season games the rest of the way (which doesn't mean they can't/won't win any of them, especially if the front court guys keep playing the way they have lately).
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    Thanks for the new year's wishes - right back atcha, to you and everyone else who makes the ORU message board one of the best around.
  7. 2 points
    Interesting stat sheet We shot 53.4% from the field vs. their 47.0%. From the 3-point line we shot 41.7% (10/24) vs. their 39.3% (11/28) To overcome our 18 turnovers (Omaha had 11) we shot 15/18 (83.3%) from the free throw line - and out rebounded them by 14 (37 to 23).
  8. 1 point
    Yes....absolutely a total team win as all 11 players who entered the game scored.....six guys with 8 or more points and ORU outrebounds WIU 44-27 which shows the aggression of the Good Guys tonight....obviously the next couple road games will be huge tests for this young team....not sure ORU can win either one at Fort Wayne or Brookings but hopefully we can make it interesting....GO BLUE!!!....
  9. 1 point
    @vcboy2000 was that you giving it to the ref from the student section?
  10. 1 point
    Big game tonight for ORU as this one could set the tone for the rest of the season...Good Guys are a 2.5 point favorite and need to defend the home court vs. a very mediocre Western Illinois team....this is a game we need to keep the Mojo going....TheEagleman feels ORU is finally on the right track and primed for a big effort tonight....O/U is 141.5 so I will tease the Golden Eagles with the over and take the home team straight up to win also....we have a lot of weapons now...Expecting big things again from E-man, Obanor and Weaver...Kearns and Smith looking good too...ORU pulls away to an 85-71 victory to stay undefeated in Summit play....
  11. 1 point
    And you, Terry, are a very "Fine Fan"!
  12. 1 point
    The refs were horrible last night though. They shot 38 free throws and we shot 18.
  13. 1 point
  14. 1 point
    Drink much? Once "your" sober, let me "no" this: where in my previous posts do I ever "advocate" ORU switching to D2? I was juxtaposing 1) switching to the WAC, or 2) dropping to D2, as EQUALLY unlikely. Simplified for your digestion (and in smaller words) it boils down to this: ORU is not going to waste time and money sending their student-athletes all over three time zones in the pursuit of coveted WAC championships. Which, in closing, concludes our discourse on this topic. As the great philosopher Joe Walsh famously said, "You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind". But, I'm sure you already "no" this...
  15. 1 point
    As for comparisons with last season, I think it really helps to have a rim protector like Kerwin Smith in the paint. Makes it hard for teams to go inside-out or drive to the basket against the zone. Last year's zone was a donut: nothing in the middle. This year is more like a danish, with cream cheese filling. Or a bearclaw, or maybe even one of those big ol' fried cinnamon rolls. (Can you tell I haven't had breakfast yet??)
  16. 1 point
    May this year 2019 be a blessing as we look forward with encouragement and forget the past of 2018. We at ORU have so much to be thankful!
  17. 1 point
    North Dakota had a rough first game in their new league losing by 12 at home to IPFW. One would have to imagine that their coach got on them after the holiday break and they may come out playing inspired ball. ORU needs to improve at home because so far they are 0-3 at home against Division 1 teams. By the way, Happy New Years and God bless to everyone on this sports forum in 2019!
  18. 1 point
    It's nice to see the impact that Kevin can have on a game down the stretch when he's on the floor. Can't help to wonder what could have been if he had not fouled out of the TU game. 2 pleasant surprises from this game: 1. Hitting our free throws down the stretch. 2. E-Man being assertive offensively at the end of the game. Coach said in the post game interview that they told Eman after the TU game that he can't wait for the ball to come to him. It won't get there. He has to go get it himself. Any road win is a good win. Looking forward to catching a game at the Mabee Center on the home swing.
  19. 1 point
    Good guys survive, 87-84. E-Man rimmed-out the front end of a 1-and-1 with 2.9 seconds left, but Omaha missed a half-court shot at the buzzer (they shot it too soon). Some good, and some bad, down the stretch, but mostly good. "Any road win is a good win!" And the total of 171 was a good 21-points over the Vegas number. Easy money!
  20. 1 point
    Who was the last Oklahoma high school player to enroll as a freshman and play four years at ORU? If I’m not mistaken, it was CALEB GREEN, over a decade ago. Or maybe Matt Gastell around that same time. Since then, signing/developing/keeping Oklahoma prep talent at ORU has been about as successful as maintaining the West Wing staff. Just consider the recent attrition rate among in-state signees: Chris Crawford, Daquan Jeffries, Korey Billbury, now Miller. It’s just one local facet of the overall college basketball transfer epidemic, which seems to be running particularly rampant at ORU in recent years. Basically wasted scholarships: no upper-class experience to show for any underclass development; placing an undue burden on recruiting each year to keep pace with the departures. And in its current depressed state, how long will it take for ORU to field an experienced team, full of juniors and seniors; and not just this revolving door of freshmen, sophomores, and juco transfers?
  21. 1 point
    Last I heard, Jones was coming in at semester but red shirting. That could change obviously.
  22. 1 point
    Chris seems like a nice young man. I wish he could have solved his foul problems because he has talent; decent footwork for a big guy, soft hands and good moves around the basket. I wish him well.
  23. 1 point
    ...a few mid-season observations, as ORU limps into Summit League play at 4-10: 1. The team has actually improved from the beginning of the season, particularly since the FGCU game, but that's not saying much, as the record indicates (only two D-1 wins, vs. teams that will likely have losing records themselves this year). Basically, ORU has progressed from "really bad" to "kinda mediocre". The questions remains: how high is their ceiling this season? All things considered, are they now simply playing as well as they are capable, or is there still some genuine potential for further improvement with this bunch? 2. As I've stated for years, the difference between winning and losing down the stretch in close games is Point. Guard. Play. And since ORU hasn't had decent point guard play in years, nor do they have a "go to" scorer in crunch time this season, it's hard to like their chances in any game where they don't have a double-digit lead at the final media timeout, especially on the road. 3. That being said, I now actually think ORU has a decent chance to win their conference home games against the lower half of the league. But otherwise, I don't like their chances in ANY road game, or when the Dakota schools and IPFW visit (UND being the exception). Throw in an outlier or two along the way, and you're looking at a 5-11 conference record and a 7th or 8th place finish, qualifying for the conference tournament but drawing SDSU or USD for a quick first-round exit. That would put the final record at 9-22. Which, if you're keeping score at home. is terrible. 4. If Chris Miller hasn't figured out by now how to stay out of foul trouble, he never will. See: "Roundtree, Steven (2010-2013)". It's an absolute shame; the guy has some skills. 5. Will there EVER be a big enough game that Paul Mills will wear a tie? Maybe if ORU played Baylor? 6. I would bet a modest amount of money that SDSU goes undefeated in league play. It's not their best squad of the Mike Daum era, but there's a wider gap this year between both he and SDSU vs. the other top players & teams in the conference. Best chances of them tripping up are at USD or IPFW. But that's pretty much it.
  24. 1 point
    As much as I dread this game, I hope the series continues. Its always better when both programs are doing well of course. I was impressed with your freshman big guy, he looks like a steal. Hopefully you guys get it going in conference and I just might catch a game with the freebies I got for my sweater donation
  25. 1 point
    I must have read Coach's comments the a little differently... because I mostly agreed with him. As a coach he shouldn't really concern himself with what we say here. His job is to keep the team steady (not too high or too low) and keep outside distractions at a minimum. We can react (and often times overreact) to plays, players, or games but he needs to be thinking about the marathon of the season and beyond.
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