2012-13 ORU Men’s Basketball Fact Book
2012-13 Season Outlook Introduction
Power Forward Selflessly giving up his starting spot last year, Roundtree was rewarded with Sixth Man of the Year honors from the conference. He will move back into the starting role this year and will be depended on heavily around the basket. “Steven is a tremendous talent and had a great freshman year,” said Sutton.“Last year he took a very unselfish approach to our team and like Niles I think will blossom this year. Glover, Byford and Conley will also provide depth for us at the four.
“Damen is another guy who has a ton of experience,” said Sutton.“He had a great sophomore year and then battled injuries last year. I think of all of the guys, he had the best summer and lost a lot of weight, which I think will not only help his stamina, but also help prevent some of the nagging injuries. I expect Damen to have a break-out year. Behind him is Jorden Kaufman, who we are extremely high on. He will have to play for us this year, but is a big body and is very skilled for a center. He has gotten a lot better just through weights and conditioning and I think he will make great strides as we begin practice.”
“The other thing I’m excited about is taking Damen home to play in Alaska. The Great Alaska Shootout is a tremendous event and one of the first tournaments of its kind. It will be a real treat for him to be able to go back and play in front of his friends and family.”
2011-12 Season in Review
“It is a tough schedule, but we are excited about it, especially our home games,” said Sutton.“The opportunity to host Oklahoma and Tulsa is attractive. We have had some success at home against some big name teams in the past, and it isn’t often you have the chance to host a Big 12 team. Then our non-conference schedule is tough as well with possibly nationally ranked teams in Memphis and Arizona. We’ll also make a trip to UTEP and have a regional matchup with Missouri State.”
Meet the Golden Eagles
Schedule The 2012 schedule has a mix of new opponents and old rivalries, highlighted by home games against Tulsa and Oklahoma. The Golden Eagles will also hit the road to face Arizona and Memphis, along with the Great Alaska Shootout during the nonconference season. Once January hits, it is all Southland Conference, with exception of a home game as part of the ESPN BracketBuster series.
Center Bell-Holter battled a back injury early in the season last year, but started the final 25 games of the year, and will continue to be a force in the middle. Already seventh in career blocks, another season like 2010-11 would put him near the top of the charts in ORU history.
2012-13 Opponents Records & History
Information about the 2012-13 ORU Men's Basketball Team