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ORU to Host Weber State on BracketBuster Weekend

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 02/04/2013
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TULSA, Okla.-The final nonconference slot of the 2012-13 Oral Roberts men's basketball schedule has been filled by Weber State, it was announced Monday as part of the release of the Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster pairings. The game will be contested at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 inside the Mabee Center.

ORU and the Wildcats have faced off four times, with both teams having won twice. The first meeting came on Dec. 26, 1973 when ORU won 82-79 as part of the All-College Tournament in Oklahoma City. Most recently, ORU traveled to Ogden, Utah, on Dec. 16, 1991, suffering a 115-80 loss.

In the most recent NCAA RPI ratings, ORU checked in at 101, while Weber State moved up to 136, having posted a 15-5 record with a 10-2 mark in the Big Sky Conference. They have three players (Davion Berry, Scott Bamforth and Kyle Tresnak) averaging at least 12 points per game, and score 77.2 points per contest as a team. The Wildcats are coached by Randy Rahe, who is in his seventh season at Weber State.

Having won its last six games, ORU is now 14-8 and 9-1 in the Southland Conference. The Golden Eagles have just two combined losses in the last two seasons and are one of only six teams in the nation with two or fewer losses during that time.

Tickets are already available for the February 23 contest and can be purchased online at www.ORUGoldenEagles.com or by calling 918-495-7546.

Southland Conference BracketBusters Games:
SFA at Long Beach State (ESPNU)................................... Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.
Northwestern State at Niagara (ESPN3)............................ Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

Other Non-Conference Games as Result of Conference's BracketBusters Participation
All Games to be played Saturday, Feb. 23:
Cal State Fullerton at A&M-Corpus Christi........................ 1 p.m.
Weber State at Oral Roberts.......................................... 7:30 p.m.
SIU-Edwardsville at Central Arkansas.............................. TBA
Texas State at Lamar................................................... TBA
McNeese State at Toledo............................................... TBA
Nicholls State at Texas-San Antonio................................ TBA
Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington...................... TBA
Southeastern Louisiana at Winthrop................................ TBA
All times Central

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