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4 minutes ago, Old Titan said:

Only since October!! 
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OT it is possible to be right and gracious at the same time 🙂

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5 minutes ago, MrsSmith said:

Did anyone say why Jurgens is out?

Adam said he was unavailable at the start of the broadcast but didn't say why unless I missed it.

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A lot of ticky tack fouls near the Leathernecks basket.  Eli out on two phantom calls down low.

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Wow, what a road escape:  Missing one starter, another goes scoreless, Max not in vintage form, gassed from two games in less than 48 hours. TOUGH WIN!!

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Just now, Old Titan said:

Wow, what a road escape:  Missing one starter, another goes scoreless, Max not in vintage form, gassed from two games in less than 48 hours. TOUGH WIN!!

Really proud of how the team clawed back and then hung on at the end.  

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....how about WIU rocking that AOL dialup circa 1997 for that video feed?  It felt like a battle just trying to watch that game.

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Just now, ORUalum said:

....how about WIU rocking that AOL dialup circa 1997 for that video feed?  It felt like a battle just trying to watch that game.

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2 minutes ago, ORUalum said:

....how about WIU rocking that AOL dialup circa 1997 for that video feed?  It felt like a battle just trying to watch that game.

It was crazy bad. It sounded like Adam had the same feed for the radio broadcast but he must have a had a dedicated T1 line compared to the 4800 baud rate modem the rest of us got. 

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Absolutely HUGE game from Lufile! 🇨🇦

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Huge 87-86 road victory for ORU and TheEagleman who had WIU +2 and Over....a win is a win....BIG 32 pt day for Max and 70 total in 45 hrs....Eli amazing....I think we will be seeing a lot more Lufile from now on with this 8-8 18 pt effort. 👍... OH Canada.....😎

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Eli for Summit League player of the week!

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Gutsy win for ORU!  It has been a while since they came back from 15 down to win on the road.  Hopefully this really brings their confidence to a new level.  Max with a career high 11 assists and it will never get old seeing him throw those lobs to Lufile.  Lufile is a big strong guy, but he can really jump out of the gym, too!

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3 minutes ago, Keenan Henderson said:

Max with a career high 11 assists and it will never get old seeing him throw those lobs to Lufile.  Lufile is a big strong guy, but he can really jump out of the gym, too!

Who is brave enough to get between Lufile and the basket?

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Both teams shot 9/26 from three. They shot 25/30 from the free throw line while we made 14/18. They outrebounded us 43 to 35. The difference was 2-pt field goals - we shot 23 of 40 and they shot  17 of 38.  Lufile’s 8 of 8 shooting made the difference 

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WIU has a ton of size and can score the ball at an effective rate, but their defense is still struggling.  They continue to give up a lot of points, but if their defense improves then they will be a tough team to beat in March at the Summit League tourney. Somewhat like ORU was last year (minus the beef inside).

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28 minutes ago, ORUTerry said:

Both teams shot 9/26 from three. They shot 25/30 from the free throw line while we made 14/18. They outrebounded us 43 to 35. The difference was 2-pt field goals - we shot 23 of 40 and they shot  17 of 38.  Lufile’s 8 of 8 shooting made the difference 

Not take anything away from the big fella but Max’s great passes to Eli also contributed. 

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4 hours ago, Otis 83 said:

OT it is possible to be right and gracious at the same time 🙂

Lol - being so rarely either, I really wouldn’t know! 🤣

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53 minutes ago, Old Titan said:

Lol - being so rarely either, I really wouldn’t know! 🤣

I feel your pain brother. 😂

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Really good win for the Eagles today! Great to see Eli really stepping up. He is a big difference maker inside for us. It seems like Sir Isaac is continuing to develop and is getting more minutes.  The future is looking bright for ORU basketball!

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Still can’t figure out how ORU won this game:  on the road; terrible travel turnaround from Thursday night; dangerous opponent who is a difficult match-up physically; and Lacis, Thompson and Jurgens combine for just two points.

Not to mention that, after having three officials Thursday night ranked in KenPom’s top 150, suffering today through three regional no-names , including one guy who was already calling his fourth game at Western Illinois this young season, having never seen ORU before.  Probably the one who called the phantom fifth foul on Elijah. 

Thsts one of those wins where you jump on the bus as quick as possible and just get the heck out of town before they change something. 

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Saturday refs in the Summit are always an adventure.  IMHO, they weren't biased, they were just BAD, which isn't the worst thing to happen when you are on the road.

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The mark of a good team is winning games you probably shouldn't. Dare we say these Golden Eagles are a good team?

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15 hours ago, Otis 83 said:

Not take anything away from the big fella but Max’s great passes to Eli also contributed. 

It doesn't get any better then a one point conference road win!!!

Great adjustment by the coaches to run that pick and dive with Lufilie on the wing as a different look along with the pick and pop they run up top usually with Weaver. It is basically a 2 man game on the wing with Max so they double him off the pick and Eli dives to the basket, which limits the amount of help the defense can give- plus what help side player is going to step in front of Eli when he attacking the rim with a full head of steam... you will get dunked on and probably hospitalized!!!

Love the expansion of offense sets and weapons!

Go Eagles!!!

 

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