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ORU travels to Florida to play Florida Gulf Coast this Saturday. The Eagles are 7-4 on the season; 5-2 at home and 2-2 on the road. They are 1-2 in their last three games - losing to Middle Tennessee and FAU at home and winning at UT Arlington.

Team Stats:

PPG:   84.0

FG%:   49.5%

3pt%:  35.6%

FT%:  73.5%

Rebs:  39.8  (+7.8 margin)

Assists/TO's:  14.5 / 14.0

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theeagleman5

So how is it that Mid-Major FGCU manages to play 8 home games by the middle of December and ORU struggles to get anyone to come to Mabee Center?....just sayin'.....guess maybe Fort Myers is a more desirable place to visit than Tulsa.....:wasntme:

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theeagleman5

TheEagleman thinks ORU can remain competitive in this one if we play like we did last Sunday....have not seen a line yet but probably ORU +8 or 9 points I would guess....tough call....we probably go down to FGCU by about 85-75....:tb-white:

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GoldenEagleFan17

So Owens didn't start.  Interesting to see a player that was such a big part of the team last year, take a step back and actually lose his starting position.  

The rest of the team is playing hard and has a 7 point lead at half.  Gonna half to duplicate the first half to pull out the W.  Looks like Kearns may be out as well.  Bummer

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theeagleman5

ORU up 49-38 with 16 min left....14 each for Javan and E-Man.....this is a bit of a surprise.....:eagles:

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theeagleman5

Good Guys still in the lead 67-57 with 6 min to play....can ORU hold on???...:oru-logo:

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ORUalum

Looks like things are starting to come together for this team.

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ORUalum

When was the last time ORU had two 20 and 10's in the same game?

Wow.......great nights from Eman and Javan

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GoldenEagleFan17

Solid W on the road!

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theeagleman5

Good Guys blowing out FGCU....wow!!:oru-logo:

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ORUTerry
8 minutes ago, ORUalum said:

Looks like things are starting to come together for this team.

Yes they are. The team seems to be getting used to playing this aggressive zone defense. We are also playing to our strength (post)

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ORUalum

Other than 3 pt shooting..............total domination by ORU

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theeagleman5

ORU 83 FGCU 64....that's nuts!....looks like benching Albert worked and now impressive wins over MSU and FGCU. 25 and 11 for Javan and 24/11 for E-man. We outrebound them 40-20....TheEagleman calls this turnaround a Christmas Miracle...bring on the Hogs!!!:eagles:

 

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ORUTerry

I liked the passing. This team shares the ball - and that resulted in multiple dunks. 

Mills was interviewed after the game on the ESPN broadcast. He was very humble and deflected any praise to the players. 

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ORU GRAD

Thank God that we are not playing 4 guard offense and Mills has brought toughness to this team. What a game. Congrats to players who never let up and kept fighting. Dunk City- ORU owned that gym tonight .Javon and Emman double double. :sunglasses:

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ORU82

This team is starting to really come together.  Arkansas and Minnesota will be serious challenges but if we continue to improve we can make some serious noise in the Summit.  Hopefully Albert gets things together soon.

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Idig32

40-20 on rebounds is ridiculous. Sounds like Javan and Eman were men amongst boys. What a great win for ORU! 

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vcboy2000

Yes!!!! Loved the toughness I saw from the team tonight. Glad that Sam came back in the second half. 

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ORUJason

Wow!  The coaching staff has figured something out here.  Amazing...

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Old Titan

Un-freaking-believable, these last two games. 

Let me get this straight:  your juco transfer point guard quits a few days into the season, you lose your top 3-point shooter to injury, and you bench your preseason all-conference first teamer for lack of effort, and what do you get?

Oh, just back-to-back wins over two mid-majors who are preseason favorites to win their conferences.

Go figure!

Stunning turn of events - props to everyone involved. 

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TrueBlue82

Haven't seen an ORU team play as well as they did tonight for.... years.  Every FGCU run was thwarted - and our frontline out-dunked Dunk City.  If not for their 3 point shooting, this would have been REALLY ugly!  We won this game with defense and rebounding - the first time FGCU has been held below 70 points all season.  Best of all, this team showed heart and grit tonight - and gave me hope for the conference season.  Playing as well as tonight, this team would definitely contend in the Summit.   

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ORUParentLurker

Great win tonight.  They feasted off offensive boards against a team who had been ranked very high in terms of rebounding.

 

Hopefully Kearns ankle isn't too banged up.  This week is still quite a test and then we get to conference after xmas.  I'm hearing Rudder is targeting Omaha.  That would be quite a boost to the offense.

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WingMaaaan

How long have they been wearing new uniforms? 

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Dr. Cornelius
56 minutes ago, WingMaaaan said:

How long have they been wearing new uniforms? 

Pretty sure that last night against FGCU was the first time.

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Dr. Cornelius

ORU jumped 54 spots to #190 on RealTimeRPI.

 

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