Oral Roberts takes on HBU

Oral Roberts (4-4) vs. Houston Baptist (2-4)

Sharp Gymnasium, Houston; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston Baptist squares off against Oral Roberts in a non-conference matchup. Houston Baptist won at home over Southwestern Adventist 100-62 on Monday, while Oral Roberts fell 71-63 at TCU on Thursday.

SQUAD LEADERSHIP: This will be a Texas homecoming for Golden Eagles senior DeShang Weaver, who has averaged 10.6 points and 4.5 rebounds on the season. Max Abmas, who’s recorded 22 points per game, and Francis Lacis, who’s averaged eight points and 7.3 rebounds, have helped lead the way with Weaver this year. On the opposing bench, Darius Lee has averaged 10.3 points and nine rebounds while Deshon Proctor has put up 6.5 points and 6.7 rebounds.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Abmas has made or assisted on 51 percent of all Oral Roberts field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 26 field goals and 14 assists in those games.

COLD SPELL: Oral Roberts has lost its last three road games, scoring 70 points, while allowing 83.3 per game.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Golden Eagles have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Huskies. Houston Baptist has an assist on 39 of 73 field goals (53.4 percent) across its previous three matchups while Oral Roberts has assists on 46 of 78 field goals (59 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Oral Roberts as a collective unit has made 13.6 3-pointers per game this season, which is most among Division I teams. The Golden Eagles have averaged 15.3 3-pointers per game over their last three games.


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