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ORU Completes Road Trip at Incarnate Word

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 01/17/2014
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Oral Roberts University wraps up their first Southland Conference road trip of the season on Saturday, January 18, when the Golden Eagles face Incarnate Word. Game time at the McDermott Center in San Antonio, Texas is scheduled for 2 pm CT, with live radio available on KYAL-AM 1550 and ORUGoldenEagles.com.

Live video is available for a small fee at CardinalAthletics.com.

Oral Roberts (3-11, 2-2 SLC) lost a four-point half-time lead and fell to Abilene Christian, 70-56, on Thursday night. Christian Key was the lone ORU player in double-figures, with 22 points, while Bernadett Balla led the club with eight rebounds.

ORU held a 35-31 halftime lead but was outscored, 39-21, after the break. The Golden Eagles shot just 36.0% after intermission and committed 20 turnovers.

Key continues to lead ORU with 13.3 points per game. She hit four three-pointers on Thursday night and now has 123 for her collegiate career, five away from joining ORU’s career top-10.
Balla, meanwhile, has led ORU in rebounding in each of the team’s last three games.

Incarnate Word is 7-8 in their first season as transitional members of NCAA Division I, with a 1-2 mark against Southland Conference competition. The Cardinals were bested by Central Arkansas, 60-40, on Thursday night.

Rose Whithead leads Incarnate Word and ranks 9th in the Southland Conference with 14.5 points per game, while fellow senior Ifunanya Mora leads the club with 7.3 rebounds per game.

ORU has never before faced off with Incarnate Word.

The Golden Eagles return home on Thursday, January 23 to host Stephen F. Austin. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 pm CT, and live video is available through ESPN3. For tickets, call 495-7ORU.
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