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Open Game Thread: K-State vs. Oral Roberts

Hopefully tonight's game will be less... losery. Cats vs Golden Eagles. Join BotC for the fun. Or not fun.

We have no ORU photos any more recent than March 2012. Poo.
We have no ORU photos any more recent than March 2012. Poo.


Who: K-State (0-1) vs. Oral Roberts (1-0)

When: November 13, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.

Where: Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum

Media: 1350 KMAN | FSN KC

Remember when I said this?

Did you know?: The Bears, when they were still in D-II, were conference-mates with the Dakota schools. Including North Dakota State. Uh-oh.

And then the Cats lost. I bet you probably hope I never mention anything like that ever again.

The Golden Eagles won their season opener by claiming the battle of Tulsa in a 74-68 win against, uh, Tulsa. The all-time series between K-State and Oral Roberts is knotted at two games a piece. ORU comes off a 20-15 campaign in which they suffered a one-point loss to the Oklahoma Sooners before finishing third in the Southland Conference. The Golden Eagles were then knocked out of the conference tournament in the first round; an invitation to the Tournament followed, where they reached the quarterfinals before bowing out to eventual runner-up Weber State. All five ORU starters were around last year, so there's experience on the floor, and especially after Friday's debacle it would be a serious mistake to assume this is going to be a W for the good guys.

On the bright side, ORU was never in a conference with La Salle or anything.

Let's get it going, Cats.