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2012-13 ORU Men’s Basketball Fact Book The Sutton File B.A., Oklahoma State, 1995


Date of Birth: June 3, 1970 Birthplace: Omaha, Neb. High School: Henry Clay HS (Lexington, Ky.) Wife: Kim (Sisler) Married: August 21, 1999 Children: Hallie (11), Lauren (9), Maggie (6) 1999-present: Head Coach, Oral Roberts Univ. 1995-99: Asst. Coach, Oral Roberts University

Coaching Honors

Playing Experience

1992-94: Oklahoma State

Sutton’s Influence

Dominique Morrison Associated Press (HM), 2012 Mid-Major 2011, 2012

Sutton Year-By-Year at ORU

Summit League Player of the Year (4) Caleb Green, 2005, 2006, 2007 Dominique Morrison, 2012 Summit League Newcomer of the Year (4) Reggie Borges, 2002 Ken Tutt, 2004 Michael Craion, 2010 Steven Roundtree, 2011

Summit League Sixth Man of the Year (3) Marchello Vealy, 2007 Robert Jarvis, 2008 Steven Roundtree, 2012

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Position Admin. Asst. Asst. Coach Asst. Coach Asst. Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

Record Pct. 18-9 .667 21-7 .750 19-12 .613 17-11 .607 13-17 .433 10-19 .345 17-14 .548 18-10 .643 17-11 .607 25-8 .758 21-12 .636 23-11 .676 24-9 .727 16-15 .516 20-13 .606 19-16 .542 27-7 .794

Conf. Place n/a n/a n/a n/a 12-4 2nd 10-4 t-1st 8-8 6th 5-11 t-7th 10-4 t-2nd 9-5 t-4th 10-6 t-2nd 13-3 1st 13-3 t-1st 12-2 1st 16-2 1st 14-4 2nd 13-5 3rd 13-5 2nd 17-1 1st

*-NCAA Tournament; ^-NIT; #-Mid-Con/Summit League Tournament champs ; ~-CIT

Head Coach Totals (13 Seasons): 250-162 (.607) Overall Totals (17 Seasons): 325-202 (.617)



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Records & History

Summit League Defensive Player of the Year (2) Larry Owens, 2006 Yemi Ogunoye, 2008

Year 1995-96 1996-97^ 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05^ 2005-06#* 2006-07#* 2007-08#* 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11~ 2011-12^

2012-13 Opponents

Freshman All-Americans (5) Caleb Green, 2004 Ken Tutt, 2004 Dominique Morrison, 2009 Warren Niles, 2010 Steven Roundtree, 2011 (Freshman of the Year)

2011-12 Season in Review

All-Americans (2) Caleb Green Associated Press (HM), 2005, 2006, 2007

Meet the Golden Eagles

2011-12: Summit League Coach of the Year 2007-08: Summit League Coach of the Year 2004-05: NABC District 12 co-Coach of the Year 2001-02: Mid-Con Coach of the Year

Coaching Staff

Coaching Experience

NCAA Tournament, one season after suffering a heartbreaking defeat in the Mid-Con championship game. But while the season ended on a high note, it was one of Sutton’s most challenging years. A veteran team, one which featured just a single newcomer, was for the third time in four years the consensus pick to capture the Mid-Con crown and advance into the post season. Some publications boldly predicted a Sweet 16 appearance for the Golden Eagles, and for the first time recent memory, ORU received votes in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll. But a rash of injuries, combined with a murderous non-conference schedule which featured eight consecutive road games over 24 days in December and early January, contributed to a slow start. Following a loss at Minnesota on Dec. 31st, the undermanned Golden Eagles stood on the brink of Mid-Con play with a 5-7 record. Through it all, Sutton held the Golden Eagles together, reminding them that their goals were still reachable with a strong conference season. ORU started league play well, winning their first three conference games. But the injury bug struck again, when Ken Tutt suffered a foot fracture and was forced to miss 10 games. Again, Sutton kept the Golden Eagles focused. ORU was 8-2 in Tutt’s absence, and in position to win the regular-season title. The Golden Eagles closed with three straight league victories following Tutt’s return, and earned a share of their second straight Mid-Con regularseason crown. Tutt led the way for the Golden Eagles in the MidCon Tournament, earning MVP honors after scoring 27 points in the championship game. After enduring a shocking loss to seventh-seeded Oakland in the Mid-Con finals one year earlier, Sutton said the Golden Eagles’ 85-72 win over Chicago State last year gave him peace. After a loss to No. 1 seed Memphis in the NCAA Tour-



nation. A swarming defense limited opponents to 62.0 points per game, easily the best number in school history. Non-conference wins over Oklahoma State and Tulsa (the fourth Mayor’s Cup victory in five seasons), a 24-9 overall record, and five national TV appearances helped make 2007-08 an memorable year, even if the year did end with a loss to Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tournament First Round. The 2006-07 season saw the Golden Eagles continue their run through the Mid-Continent Conference. With seniors Caleb Green and Ken Tutt leading the way for their fourth and final season together, ORU captured its third consecutive conference crown, and second straight tournament championship. The tourney title gave ORU consecutive NCAA Tournament berths for the first time in school history. As the prohibitive preseason favorites, none of those events were considered much of a shock to the college basketball world. But what happened on Nov. 15 in Lawrence, Kan., caught everyone by surprise. Facing an 0-2 start to the season after an openingweekend loss at Loyola Marymount, the Golden Eagles visited Allen Fieldhouse for a meeting with Sutton’s former boss Bill Self and his No. 3-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. ORU emerged two hours later with a 78-71 win in what was arguably the biggest regular-season upset of the year, and perhaps the biggest win for ORU in 30 years. Green and Tutt concluded their careers as one of the top duos in college basketball history, becoming the seventh set of teammates in NCAA history to reach 2,000 points together. Green, the three-time Mid-Con Player of the Year, finished his stellar tenure as just the 18th player in NCAA annals with 2,500 points and 1,000 rebounds. ORU finished the season with a 23-11 record, giving the Golden Eagles three-straight 20-win seasons for the first time in three decades. The 2005-06 season saw Sutton and the Golden Eagles finally reach their ultimate goal of advancing to the

2012-13 ORU MBB Fact Book  

Information about the 2012-13 ORU Men's Basketball Team

2012-13 ORU MBB Fact Book  

Information about the 2012-13 ORU Men's Basketball Team