TULSA, Okla.-Both coming off Thursday night victories, Oral Roberts (9-8, 4-1) and Sam Houston State (11-6, 4-1) will face off on Saturday in Huntsville, Texas, with the winner taking over second place in the league standings, one game back of Stephen F. Austin.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the Tulsa area on 97.1 FM "The Sports Animal." Free audio will also be provided at www.ORUGoldenEagles.com.
ORU and Sam Houston State will meet for the fourth time, and just the second since 1994. ORU won the first meeting, Nov. 26, 1993, but fell the next year and the Bearkats also took the most recent meeting, 71-65 in 2009. After dropping the conference opener against Northwestern State, SHSU has won three consecutive conference games, including a 63-52 victory over Central Arkansas on Thursday night.
Following the eighth road game in the last 11 games, ORU will return home for four-straight home games, a stretch that will include the retirement of Mark Acres' jersey, Hall of Fame night, and Homecoming Weekend.