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ORU’s upset of Omaha not only locks up the 5th Seed in Sioux Falls for the Golden Eagles, it also puts them on a collision course in the semi’s with SDSU, who were gifted 1st place by Omaha’s stumble. 

ORU’s Sunday opponent will be No. 4 NDSU, after PFW backed into the No. 3 spot following upset losses by both teams.

The Bison have struggled the last couple of games, but swept ORU in the regular season. Ought to be a competive first round match-up. 

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ORUalum

Any update on Kearns?  I missed the game, but saw in the boxscore that he did not play and Malone was forced to play all 40.

I like the match up with NDSU....tough to beat a team 3 times in one season.  

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TrueBlue82

Number of minutes E-Man played in the two losses to NDSU this season - ZERO.

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theeagleman5

TheEagleman thinks ORU may have a shot...but would still rather have drawn Fort Wayne.....🤔

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lakesbison

and how is E man? 

NDSU will be favored by -2 and I have no idea what NDSU team shows up 

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ORU82

Eman put on a clinic last night.  Expect to see him start when we play NDSU.

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Old Titan
2 hours ago, ORUalum said:

Any update on Kearns?  I missed the game, but saw in the boxscore that he did not play and Malone was forced to play all 40.

I like the match up with NDSU....tough to beat a team 3 times in one season.  

ORU Director of Sports Medicine John Joslin was predictably evasive about Sam's recovery during the "EOOC Health Minute" on the radio pre-game Thursday night, saying only that he is "progressing".

He said "playing our first-round game in Sioux Falls on Sunday instead of Saturday" was fortuitous, to give Sam another day to heal, but honestly the whole thing sounded a little pie-in-the-sky.

Reading between the lines, I'm guessing the prognosis is actually something like, "He's not able to play now, we can't predict how much better it will be 10 days from now, but he'll give it a go if he can."

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Old Titan
39 minutes ago, ORU82 said:

Eman put on a clinic last night.  Expect to see him start when we play NDSU.

Obanor seems more comfortable coming off the bench anyway.

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ORUTex

Well, they went 2-0 against the team that would have won the conference if they could have just split with ORU. That's got to give the boys some confidence going into "3 days in March." Call me crazy, but I like our chances. Expect a miracle!

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ORU82

It appears we will play NDSU on Sunday, March 10 with a 6:00 p.m. local start time or 7:00 p.m. start for all of us good people living in the Eastern Time Zone.  If we win we will then play Monday, March 11 with a 6:00 p.m. tip-off.  BTW we will be a 5th seed with NDSU the 4th seed.  Go Golden Eagles!

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Keenan Henderson

NDSU's guards have given ORU a lot of problems.  Without Kearns that would most likely continue to be a problem.  ORU has not won a tournament game since 2015 so it would be a big victory for the good guys.

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lakesbison

well. 3 strikes and yO U R out.     

my attempt at a pun..

 

should be a fun close game

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Old Titan
14 hours ago, ORUalum said:

 

Based on these percentages, Pomeroy has USD as a slight favorite to upset PFW in the 6-vs-3 game Sunday night.

Just don't see Jon Konchar allowing that to happen; but I guess I can see why an analytics geek might like the odds in that match-up

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ORUalum
22 minutes ago, Old Titan said:

Based on these percentages, Pomeroy has USD as a slight favorite to upset PFW in the 6-vs-3 game Sunday night.

Just don't see Jon Konchar allowing that to happen; but I guess I can see why an analytics geek might like the odds in that match-up

I noticed that also...I wonder if they are considering that a home game for South Dakota in their formula

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TrueBlue82

The way the brackets fell, there's one "Dakota" team in each of the four games.  Could be an all-Dakota semi-final and final.  Wouldn't the Summit brass love that scenario!

I don't think North Dakota will pull off the upset over Omaha, but the other three Dakotas are either favored or formidable.

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ORUalum

2 years later and Bill Haisten is still butt-hurt Sutton was not granted a lifetime gig after running the program into the ground.  He also seems to have utter contempt for Wilson and Mills.

 

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Old Titan

That’s the sort of article(s) you get when you completely bungle the dismissal of a guy who was very popular with the media. 

The only remedy would/will be winning records and a head coach who is at least equally popular with the local sports scribes.

Two years in, the jury is still out on just when either might become a reality.

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ORUJason

It is unfair to Coach Mills to write an article like this.  He obviously had nothing to do with Scott Sutton’s dismissal.  Yet he still has to deal with it two years later.

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ORUTerry

The animus and lack of grace is astounding....

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theeagleman5

Just WIN, Baby.....and it all goes away....but we aren't.....still....Haisten is a tool......:circle-logoi:

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lakesbison

well.  NDSU surprised me at PFW last week, hoping they can surprise me at Sioux Falls vs ORU.

lines won't come out til saturday, but it'll be interesting what they are.

1 thing that should worry ORU is NDSU's coach is probably playing for his job next year, and desperation in sports does funny things to players

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theeagleman5

NDSU should be at least a 5 point favorite.....if that's the approximate number....TheEagleman is liking NDSU teased with the Over.....might also have to look at lines in the other 3 games....could be some real good money making opportunities.....🤑

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Old Titan
5 hours ago, ORUTerry said:

The animus and lack of grace is astounding....

That surprises you?

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