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Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
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School Name: Oral Roberts University
Location: Tulsa, OK
Arena: Mabee Center
Capacity: 10,575
Conference: Summit League
Head coach: Paul Mills


The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball team represents Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Golden Eagles have been members of the Summit League since 1997, except for a two-season stint in the Southland Conference from 2012 to 2014. ORU has appeared in six NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournaments, most recently in 2021. The Golden Eagles are currently coached by Paul Mills. Each year, ORU plays crosstown rival Tulsa for the Mayor's Cup.

NCAA Tournament Results

The Golden Eagles have appeared in six NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 4–5.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1974 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Syracuse
Louisville
Kansas
W 86–82OT
W 96–93
L 93–90OT
1984 First Round Memphis State L 92–83
2006 First Round Memphis L 94–78
2007 First Round Washington State L 70–54
2008 First Round Pittsburgh L 82–63
2021 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Ohio State
Florida
Arkansas
W 75–72OT
W 81–78
L 72–70

2007 NCAA Tournament

The 2007 team received a fourteen seed in the West region and faced the Washington State Cougars in Sacramento, California on March 15, 2007. Washington State won the game, 70–54.

2008 NCAA Tournament

The 2008 Golden Eagles under coach Scott Sutton won the Summit League Championship and received a 13th seed in the South Region. They fell to Pittsburgh 82–63 in Denver, CO.

2021 NCAA Tournament

The 2021 Golden Eagles received a 15th seed in the South region and faced the 2nd seed Ohio State Buckeyes. They won that game, 75–72 in Indianapolis, Indiana. They went on to beat the Florida Gators 81–78. Their cinderella run would come to an end in the Sweet 16, losing to the 3rd seed Arkansas Razorbacks 72-70.

NIT Results

The Golden Eagles have appeared in eight National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–8.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1972 First Round
Quarterfinals
Memphis State
Syracuse
W 94–74
L 71–65
1973 First Round North Carolina L 82–65
1975 First Round
Quarterfinals
Memphis State
Oregon
W 97–95
L 68–59
1977 First Round Oregon L 90–89
1982 First Round Oklahoma L 81–73
1997 First Round Notre Dame L 74–58
2005 First Round Maryland L 85–72
2012 First Round Nevada L 68–59

Golden Eagles in the NBA

  • Mark Acres
  • Anthony Roberts
  • Alvin Scott
  • Greg Sutton
  • David Vaughn
  • Haywoode Workman
  • Larry Owens
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