Saturday, March 11, 2006

Pizza Parlor Madness: Oral Roberts

Nickname: Golden Eagles
Colors: Navy, Silver
Location: Tulsa, OK
Enrollment: 5,000
Conference: Mid-Continent
Distinguished Alumni: Richard Roberts, Oral Roberts’ son- The first student and current President of the University

Head Coach: Scott Sutton
Record (Conference Record): 20-11 (13-3)
Advanced by: Beat Chicago State to win Mid-Continent Tournament
RPI: 129
SOS: 234
Best Performance: Beat USC 68-48 (Home)
Best Player: F Caleb Green
No. of Seniors: 6
NCAA Tournament Appearances (in four years): 3 (1)
Likely Seed: 16 (maybe 15)

The country's largest "Charismatic Christian" university was founded by Oral Roberts through ordinance by God. The University has a strict honor code and just recently allowed for their students to wear jeans, sweatshirts, and sneakers on its picturesque campus. Their Golden Eagles were beaten by a buzzer-beating shot by Oakland, Michigan last year despite being the Mid-Continent's #1 seed. They are coached by Eddie Sutton's youngest son Scott. They have played high-profile schools Marquette, USC, Oklahoma, and Missouri State beating only Oklahoma. Six seniors will lead the Golden Eagles to a game effort in the first round but they do not have the talent to compete with a top 2 seed.

Caleb Green


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