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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Pac-10 got a lot of love from the NCAA Selection Committee, and the Washington State Cougars benefited with a #3 Seed and a date with # 14 Oral Roberts out of the Mid-Continent Conference in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 15th.
Oral Roberts University is a Christian University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and named for its founder, televangelist Oral Roberts. (click http://www.oru.edu/ for a link the Oral Roberts University webpage.)
The Golden Eagles finished the year with 20 wins and 10 losses. Oral Roberts won the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and conference tournament. The Golden Eagles had a big win early in the year against Kansas (a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament) and losses to BYU and Georgetown, as well as Loyola-Marymount out of the WCC. This is ORU's second straight trip to the NCAA tournament.
Senior forward Caleb Green, named the Mid-Continent Player of the Year for the third year in a row, leads the Golden Eagles. Green averages nearly 21 points and 9 rebounds per game. Green's teammate senior guard Ken "King" Tutt averages more than 16 points a game and was named first team all Mid-Con conference.
Scott Sutton, who's been with the team since 1994, coaches oral Roberts. Sutton's amassed a record of 121 wins and 91 losses.