ORU to Face Georgia Southern in Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico - The Oral Roberts University men’s basketball team arrived in Mexico on Sunday, and will face Georgia Southern as the 2013 Cancun Challenge continues from the Hard Rock Riviera Maya. ORU and GSU will battle at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26 on the resort.
The winner/loser of the ORU vs. GSU game will match up on Wednesday with the winner/loser of the Bowling Green vs. Presbyterian game in the Mayan Division of the tournament.
Both of ORU’s contests will be broadcast online through CBSSports.com’s ULive service (http://ulive.cbssports.com).
Audio of both games will be broadcast live in the Tulsa area on 97.1 FM “The Sports Animal,” and free online through the ORU athletics website, www.ORUGoldenEagles.com. Fans on twitter can also follow the @ORUMBB account for live updates and notes throughout the game.
ORU and Georgia Southern will meet for the third time in the history of the two schools, and the first time since 1971. Each school has won once. ORU’s victory on Dec. 21, 1970 was the 100th overall victory for the MBB program.
ORU leads the all-time series with Bowling Green 3-0, but like Georgia Southern, a matchup would renew an old series that has been dormant since the 1970s. ORU’s last victory (83-76) came on Dec. 29, 1976 in the Far West Classic in Portland, Ore.
ORU and Presbyterian have never met on the hardwood.