INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The chants of Arkansas’ fans echoed from the concourse long after the players had cleared the floor. “Wooooo, Pig! Sooie!” It’s not quite “40 Minutes of Hell,” but the Razorbacks are back. Davonte Davis hit a short jumper with 2.9 seconds left, and Arkansas advanced to the Elite Eight for the first […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Max Abmas and Kevin Obanor have pushed each other to greatness. Oral Roberts’ star players room together on traditional road trips and have formed a bond through it, joking around and picking on each other like brothers. It shows on the court. They have taken the NCAA Tournament by storm, leading 15th-seeded […]
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Take it from someone who experienced up close the magic and mania of being the lowest-seeded team to reach the Sweet 16: Spending this week in the relative isolation of the single-site tournament in Indianapolis will only help Oral Roberts as it prepares to play Arkansas. Michael Fly, now the head coach at Florida Gulf […]
The ORU Golden Eagles received a No. 15 seed for the NCAA Tournament. Not many pay attention to a No. 15 seed, but the Golden Eagles are turning heads. With wins over No. 2 Ohio State and No. 7 Florida, they are the second No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oral Roberts pulled off yet another upset to become just the second No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the round of 16 with an 81-78 victory over Florida on Sunday night. Kevin Obanor and Max Abams carried the Golden Eagles out of an 11-point deficit to knock off […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No bands. No cheer squads. No packed buildings filled with neutral fans suddenly throwing their support behind a plucky double-digit underdog hoping to pull off an upset. The games during the first week of the NCAA Tournament have still brought madness — see: Oral Roberts, North Texas, Ohio and Abilene Christian — […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dunk City’s thrilling NCAA Tournament run as a No. 15 seed in 2013 gave a rocket-boost to Andy Enfield’s coaching career that landed him at USC after just two seasons with Florida Gulf Coast. When 15th-seeded Hampton shocked Iowa State in 2001, the image of Steve Merfeld celebrating — arms and legs […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Oral Roberts welcomed the madness back to March. The 15th-seeded Golden Eagles pulled off the first major upset of the first NCAA Tournament in two years, holding off second-seeded Big Ten power Ohio State 75-72 in overtime on Friday. Oral Roberts got poised, impeccable performances from its two star players, […]