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Go have another Natty Light, LakesBison.....you need it!!!...:drunk:......at least Carson Wentz gets a Super Bowl Ring!!!....Did TheEagleman say a few days ago...Less Austin Ruder????....uh....nevermind!....a 3 point shot at the buzzer?!?!?!.....holy $#%&*!!!.....that's a huge win for ORU and TheEagleman....PTL for OT.....133 total points and ORU wins outright!!!.....67-66.....we will take it!!!...despite the sloppy play (17 turnovers) ORU finds a way....18 for Ruder, 10 for E-Man and 9 for Fuqua....we outrebound NDSU by 10 ....should be really good for the confidence....GO BLUE!!!!....:eagles:.:oru-logo::eagles:

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theeagleman5

Excuse me....Good Luck to the Bison the rest of the year????....Bleep 'em.....can't stand NDSU and SDSU.... (except for Carson Wentz!!!)....:devil:

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TrueBlue82

REALLY UGLY GAME, with a BEAUTIFUL buzzer-beater to end it.  Neither team deserved to win this one, but hopefully this will kick-start the Eagles for the remainder of the season.

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ORUalum

game winner w/Big Al's call.....

 

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ORUJason

ORU needed to win this game.  Perhaps this momentum will carry over to Daturday night.

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theeagleman5

Yowsers!!!....that's a prayer by Ruder.....and a quick answer from the Lord.....ORU needed that bigtime!....:eagles:

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Loved the video of the winning basket by Ruder....kind of reminded me of the shot that Oakland hit to beat us in the Summit Finals back in 2005....great to watch the 30 or so fans reactions who were sitting behind the ORU bench....guessing that a couple  of those guys may have been our ORUSPORTS board members.....the ORU players on the bench didn't really appear to go that crazy like Kearns and Albert on the court.....but anyway, that's a huge win for ORU and perhaps will give the Good Guys some confidence heading into very tough games over SDSU and SD at Mabee Center.....not sure if we can beat either team but miracles do happen....GO BLUE!!!:eagles:

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Old Titan
13 hours ago, TrueBlue82 said:

REALLY UGLY GAME, with a BEAUTIFUL buzzer-beater to end it.  Neither team deserved to win this one, but hopefully this will kick-start the Eagles for the remainder of the season.

Ya know, I was staying quiet because I didn't want to to go all Debbie Downer after such a great moment, but since JB (who's cup is ALWAYS half-full) mentioned it, I gotta agree: not exactly a game for the ages, but definitely a SHOT for the ages.

This performance by ORU is summed up by watching the final play unfold:  White is completely locked-in on Ruder the entire time he's trying to inbound the ball, forces it to Ruder in the corner going away from the basket with a man draped on him, while Kearns is standing UNGUARDED just 10 feet away at the top of the circle for an uncontested shot.

In the end, it worked out:  Ruder makes an incredible shot, and all's well that ends well, I guess.

But it was frankly an ugly play, in an ugly game (no scoring from EITHER team the first 4 minutes of overtime??).  Ruder saves the day with two threes and a defensive tie-up that produces a Bi-zawn turnover, all in the final minute of OT.  Hats off to him (and burn the tape of the other 44 minutes of play).

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ManiacAlum

Even the shot wasn't a thing of beauty but it looks good in the win column.

Not to sound pro-tanking, but I was kinda hoping to fall out of that 4-5 game (assuming NDSU would be in one of those spots) and have both SDSU/NDSU on the opposite site of the bracket from us for the first time. 

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ORUalum

Ruder's shot was #4 on SC Top 10 this morning.........the anchor gave Adam some grief over the high pitched call:D

....but ORU got some shine....the shot played a couple times from different angles before moving on to #3.

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theeagleman5

Yeah...TheEagleman saw ORU on Sports Center this morning....real nice.....I don't think ORU will win another Summit game...maybe we can upset SD at home but unlikely.....we need to finish in that 6 spot if we want to have a shot at not being one and done in Sioux Falls....that may take at least one more win.....I think the most likely scenario is that ORU finishes 7th...but absolutely would be shocked if we finished 5th.....not gonna happen....6th -8th is probable....still 4 games to be played so lots of possibilities......:geek:

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5 hours ago, ManiacAlum said:

Even the shot wasn't a thing of beauty but it looks good in the win column.

Not to sound pro-tanking, but I was kinda hoping to fall out of that 4-5 game (assuming NDSU would be in one of those spots) and have both SDSU/NDSU on the opposite site of the bracket from us for the first time. 

You might get what you were hoping for.

I don't know for sure that NDSU and ORU will be in the 4-5 game or not.  Denver has the same record as both NDSU and ORU.  

Denver's schedule isn't very tough.  They don't play any of the top 3 teams in the standings from here on out.

The only road game that they have is @ Western Illinois(#8).  Western is in last place right now.  

They also have Omaha(#7), ORU(#4-tie) and NDSU(#4-tie) at home.  Denver has already beat USD and only lost to SDSU by 4 at home.  They seem to play tough there.  I'm not saying that Denver will win out but I can see them winning 3 of their last 4 games.  It might come down to either the NDSU-Denver game or the ORU-Denver game on which one of those 3 teams falls into the #6 spot and plays IPFW in the first round.

As far as the ORU-SDSU game, I hope SDSU's coach figured how to attack the zone at the free throw line and in the corners or it could be a long game for SDSU.

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ORUalum

Haiston on dwindling attendance at ORU and TU.....

 

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MrsSmith
11 hours ago, theeagleman5 said:

...great to watch the 30 or so fans reactions who were sitting behind the ORU bench....guessing that a couple  of those guys may have been our ORUSPORTS board members....

We were there behind the bench!!

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theeagleman5

TheEagleman wanted to correct what I had originally written last night...in the euphoria of the buzzer beating shot by Ruder I mistakenly mentioned that I had won my teaser bet....but alas, the total did NOT reach the required 135.5 so I lost that small bet....I did cut my loss however by betting ORU straight up +1.5 so it was only a drop of a few dollars....not sure I can go with ORU vs. SDSU....always hate to bet against the Good Guys at home so I may just take the night off.....I am still way ahead on the season because of huge profits made back in November and December....so it's been another good year of wagering on ORU.....always remember to bet responsibly and if you have a gambling problem....well,  you shouldn't call me......:devil:.:eagles::devil:

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ManiacAlum
On 2/9/2018 at 4:48 PM, 91jack said:

You might get what you were hoping for.

I don't know for sure that NDSU and ORU will be in the 4-5 game or not.  Denver has the same record as both NDSU and ORU.  

Denver's schedule isn't very tough.  They don't play any of the top 3 teams in the standings from here on out.

The only road game that they have is @ Western Illinois(#8).  Western is in last place right now.  

They also have Omaha(#7), ORU(#4-tie) and NDSU(#4-tie) at home.  Denver has already beat USD and only lost to SDSU by 4 at home.  They seem to play tough there.  I'm not saying that Denver will win out but I can see them winning 3 of their last 4 games.  It might come down to either the NDSU-Denver game or the ORU-Denver game on which one of those 3 teams falls into the #6 spot and plays IPFW in the first round.

As far as the ORU-SDSU game, I hope SDSU's coach figured how to attack the zone at the free throw line and in the corners or it could be a long game for SDSU.

Yeah I must have been high when I wrote that. Of course ORU wasn't going to be in that 4-5 game and that win vs NDSU was probably ORU's last one this season.

I guess my dream of "avoiding SDSU and NDSU early at the tournament" goes back to Sutton's last several years when ORU teams would struggle against a lower seed NDSU team or lose outright to SDSU in front of a packed house.

Of course, there was the year they managed to avoid both and found a way to lose to WIU.

This year's team is capable of losing to anyone anywhere so it doesn't matter.

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