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Golden Eagles to Face SMU in CollegeInsder.com Opening Round

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 03/13/2011
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TULSA-Oral Roberts will visit SMU in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, 7 p.m., Wednesday at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.

Tickets are on sale now and start at just $10. To purchase, call the SMU Ticket Office at 214-SMU-GAME (768-4263).

The Golden Eagles (19-15), runner up during both Summit League regular season and tournament play, are playing in the postseason for the fifth time in the last seven seasons and for the 13th time overall. This is ORU's first appearance in the CIT. The Golden Eagles have participated in five NCAA Tournaments (1974, 1984, 2006, 2007, 2008) and seven NITs (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1997, 2005).

SMU (17-13) finished tied for seventh in Conference USA this season. The Mustangs dropped their C-USA Tournament opener to Rice last Wednesday.

The CIT is a 24-team tournament that features 12 first-round games. Four of the teams that win first-round games will advance to the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams will play for the right to advance to the quarterfinals.

First round play begins Monday and runs through Wednesday. Second round games are scheduled for March 18-19, with quarterfinal play set for March 21-22. Semifinals are scheduled for March 25 with the final on March 30.



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