PSO MAYOR'S CUP PITS TULSA AND ORU THIS SUNDAY
Nov. 6, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (0-0) hosts cross-town rival Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (0-0) in the Annual PSO Mayor's Cup Game at the Donald W. Reynolds Center (8,355) this Sunday, Nov. 10th with the tip-off scheduled for 5:05 pm.
Tickets for the city rivalry are available starting at $10 and can be purchased online at TulsaHurricane.com, by calling 918.631.GoTU or in person at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the TU campus between 8:30-5:00 pm weekdays.
TU fans are encouraged to wear white for a TU WHITE-OUT. In addition, TU's student-athlete advisory committee is encouraging fans to bring non-perishable and canned food items for the "Let's SAAC Hunger" Food Drive that will benefit the Eastern Oklahoma Community Food Bank.
This is the 49th meeting between the two rivals as Tulsa leads the series 32-16 and has won the last four meetings. The Hurricane captured last year's game by a score of 72-68 after trailing by 17 points in the second half. Tulsa has an 18-5 record on its home court, including a 5-1 mark in games played at the Donald W. Reynolds Center since December 2000.
Oral Roberts is in their second season as members of the Southland Conference, and has been picked second in the preseason coaches' and SID polls. Scott Sutton is ORU's career-leader for coaching wins with a 270-177 record in 14 years as the Golden Eagles head coach. ORU, which finished with a 20-15 record last year, is led by senior forward Shawn Glover, who averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds a year ago.
The home team Golden Hurricane, under Head Coach Danny Manning, produced an overall 17-16 record a year ago and comes into this season with a roster consisting of just three seniors, one junior and 12 sophomores or freshmen. In Tulsa's only exhibition game this year, the Hurricane defeated Haskell Indian Nations by a score of 118-55. Senior Pat Swilling Jr. led with 23 points, followed by freshman Stevie Repichowski's 19 and sophomore Rashad Smith's 18 points.
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