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Missouri looks to have a veteran team going against the Eagles on the 25th November.  With so many uncertain situations with Obanor, and Lufile, sitting out the Blue /Gold scrimmage Saturday leaves some big question marks. If both are healthy, then they will start in the front line. If not, we should see Clover in the middle along with D.J, Thompson and Abmas plus Glasper, Lacis, or (who knows). This is not a pleasant situation starting our season but may turn up some possibilities for future games. I hope we will get to watch if possible this game on TV. This team has so many unanswered questions at this point with very little exposure. Maybe you have a better insight on the lineup.

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Keenan Henderson

We may not know until game time who will play or who will start at Missouri.  Lufile was dressed out and did not have a boot/crutches, etc. on for the blue/gold game.  So maybe by next week he will be good to go.  The game is listed as viewable on SEC Network plus but not sure how to watch that.  You might have to have some special cable or other package.  If K.O. cannot play then I would guess that the starting lineup is as follows:  Glasper, Abmas, Thompson, D.J. Weaver, and Clover.  Missouri is big and experienced so ORU will need all hands on deck for this one.

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theeagleman5

Sounds like TheEagleman may have to go heavy on the Tigers next Wednesday night.....although there will likely be very few fans in the arena so it's like a glorified scrimmage....Still...Mizzou seems like the play unless the line is ridiculously high.....:tb-blue:

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theeagleman5

That said....if ORU can get Obanor healthy and in uniform with all the other new guys and returning players.....this is a game that the Good Guys could steal....anything could happen in this era of Covid Basketball.....probably best just to sit this one out and enjoy the action. Perhaps it will be on the SEC Network.....:circle-logoi:

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Keenan Henderson

The Golden Eagles are due to win a big game agaisnt a power 5 or strong mid major.  ORU's last major victory was at 8 ranked Xavier (who had three starters missing).  It may not be Missouri but they should have a good shot of upsetting the WSU Shockers, who are losing their coach Greg Marshall. This is Coach Mills fourth season so it would be encouraging to see him win a road game agaisnt a solid non-conference team and of course Tulsa, too!

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Keenan Henderson

Looking at the Tigers website about tomorrow's game and it says: Missouri has the most returning experience of any power 5 team and is the ninth tallest team in college basketball.  Missouri will allow up to 3,000 fans in their home court tomorrow.  They are ranked 55th by CBS sports and should be a tough challenge for the Golden Eagles.  If K.O. is out then predicting the Tigers by 20, 81-61.

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Old Titan

VegasInsider.com has Mizzou -13.5 with a 146.5 total.

ORU managed to cover a surprising number of lines as an underdog last season.  Who knows what will happen in this game, but I'm inclined to think the Tigers won't have any problem with that spread based on ORU's historically bad defense under Paul Mills vs. Power 5 opponents.  Wouldn't touch the over, though:  even a runaway like 85-60 would still fall short of that Vegas total.

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TrueBlue82

ORU has played at Mizzou three times in the past decade.  The final scores were eerily similar: 80-64; 78-64; 81-62, which averages out to 80-63.  Sounds like Mizzou +13.5 and the Under is the play.  But, then again, this is 2020, so nothing makes any sense.

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Old Titan
6 minutes ago, ORUalum said:

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That's gotta be a typo on Thompson's Minutes Per Game last season at the juco level:  17.2 points per game, in just 13.7 minutes??

That pace would eclipse the other Kareem who played a little basketball...

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TrueBlue82
1 hour ago, Old Titan said:

That's gotta be a typo on Thompson's Minutes Per Game last season at the juco level:  17.2 points per game, in just 13.7 minutes??

That pace would eclipse the other Kareem who played a little basketball...

Actually, it comes straight off of the East Central CC basketball website for last year (so it must be right, yes???).😏

However, ECCC's base data is flawed, in that "minutes played" were not captured during many games, and instead placed a "1" in the minutes column, as if to say "they played".  And, these "1's" were included in the average calculation.  In the ten games during the season where minutes were tabulated, Kareem averaged 16.3 PPG in 30.3 minutes per game.  Good catch, OT!

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2 minutes ago, TrueBlue82 said:

Actually, it comes straight off of the East Central CC basketball website for last year (so it must be right, yes???).😏

However, ECCC's base data is flawed, in that "minutes played" were not captured during many games, and instead placed a "1" in the minutes column, as if to say "they played".  And, these "1's" were included in the average calculation.  In the ten games during the season where minutes were tabulated, Kareem averaged 16.3 PPG in 30.3 minutes per game.  Good catch, OT!

The sad thing is that no one in an official capacity caught it before it made the ORU game notes; it (apparently) just got cut & pasted.

I’m reminded of Ron Burgundy reading the teleprompter in “Anchorman”...🙄

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theeagleman5

ORU can stay competitive if Obanor plays.....if not....well....TheEagleman will grab Mizzou -13.5......Let's call it  Tigers 86  ORU 68....:circle-logoi:

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Old Titan

Never has so little been known by so few (fans) about so many (ORU basketball players)

"Get yer popcorn - and your roster!" LOL

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theeagleman5

Any Obanor sightings in Columbia?....:shield-logo:

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vcboy2000

My thoughts exactly, OT. Looking at the projected starting line up like, "Who are these guys?".

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ORU GRAD
1 hour ago, vcboy2000 said:

My thoughts exactly, OT. Looking at the projected starting line up like, "Who are these guys?".

Where is DJ, Clover and Lufile? We will not fair very well with this lineup. Too small and we have some big guards. We lose by 30. Maybe this is as good as it gets.

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Old Titan

It does give one pause to see Lacis at the "4".  In his first two seasons he never played well along the baseline; always tending to drift back out beyond the arc where he seemed more comfortable shooting threes or driving from the wing.

Is he willing to go right at guys from the "4", and defend larger guys there as well?  I guess we'll find out really quick tonight against a formidable SEC frontline.

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theeagleman5

ORU at Missouri replay will be on the SEC Network at 12noon on Thanksgiving Day. :circle-logoi:

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2 hours ago, theeagleman5 said:

ORU at Missouri replay will be on the SEC Network at 12noon on Thanksgiving Day. :circle-logoi:

Is it available live?

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TrueBlue82

It’s on SEC+ Network.  I don’t think it is being broadcast on any channel.  However, due to my Directv account, I can access the game through the ESPN app on my phone, and cast it to the TV. 👍

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Keenan Henderson

It seems like the ORU Sports Network is not working for this game.  It keeps saying error loading.  Did anyone get it to work?

 

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Old Titan

You can watch the live stream of this game on the Watch ESPN website; it is of course a Missouri broadcast team.  ORU trails by 10 at the half. 

If you do tune in, you will see a lot of familiar things from a lot of unfamiliar faces:

  • Too many threes at ill-advised times
  • Too many drives allowed to the rim 
  • Too many fouls

I can’t tell how good Missouri is, but they are athletic, long, and deep. 
ORU appears more talented than in previous years under Paul Mills, but they look chaotic and undisciplined, which unfortunately seems to be a staple of this coaching staff regardless of who’s on the floor. 

Meanwhile, on Screen #2 I’m watching SDSU give #15 West Virginia all they want right now in Sioux Falls, and the difference between the two preseason Summit League favorites could not be more pronounced. The Jackrabbits look aggressive, poised, and extremely well-coached. Their basketball IQ is off the charts for a low-major. Frankly, they are really fun to watch.

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theeagleman5

TheEagleman has Mizzou and the over... Gonna make plenty of $$ to pay for Thanksgiving Dinner.....😁🏀😁

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