Golden Eagles Evaluation – Oakland edition

Much like his predecessor, ORU coach Paul Mills is good about telling it how it is — whether it’s good or bad. “Our two-point defense, to be frank, hasn’t been very good all year,” Mills said after ORU’s 93-86 overtime loss to Oakland on Monday. He even mixed in a “we can’t guard right now” … Continue reading Golden Eagles Evaluation – Oakland edition


Oakland at ORU – Scouting report

ORU at a glance Things have not been going well. That’s putting it mildly. The Golden Eagles rank poorly in nearly statistical category, one of the worst being scoring margin (minus-15.8), where ORU ranks 332nd out of 351 Division I teams. Turnover margin, turnovers forced, scoring offense, scoring defense, free three percentage, field goal percentage … Continue reading Oakland at ORU – Scouting report

Golden Eagles Evaluation – Mayor’s Cup edition

Paul Mills entered the interview room inside the Reynolds Center without anything on his wrist. No Rolex, no Timex, no Casio -- nothing. “I don’t even have a watch,” ORU’s first-year coach said. “I don’t even know what time it is.” It wasn’t midnight, but it sure felt like it. That credit goes to Pat … Continue reading Golden Eagles Evaluation – Mayor’s Cup edition

2017 Playoff Preview (3A-C)

Class 3A The breakdown: There are loaded brackets, and then there are brackets where one half is oozing with compelling matchups. That’s the bottom half of the 3A bracket, which includes top-ranked Jones, the reigning champion, No. 2 John Marshall, third-ranked Berryhill, No. 6 Plainview and a Kingfisher team that is ranked ninth, only because it … Continue reading 2017 Playoff Preview (3A-C)