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Inside: Who's Oral Roberts???

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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 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.

Fast Facts about Oral Roberts University:

  • Location: Tulsa Oklahoma
  • Founded: 1963
  • Enrollment: More than 5,000
  • Colors: Gold, Navy Blue and White
  • Home Court: MaBee Center (10,575)