Coach Sees Room For Growth At ORU

Friday, October 26th 2007, 8:07 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ After Caleb Green and Ken Tutt completed their stellar careers at Oral Roberts, the conventional thinking was that head coach Scott Sutton might be the next one to head for the exit.

But after leading the Golden Eagles to consecutive NCAA tournaments for the first time in school history, Sutton will be back for a ninth season to prove there's life in his program after his dynamic duo moved on.

During ORU's annual media day Thursday, Sutton said he's excited about the future of the program.

Sutton was courted for Wichita State's vacant coaching position, but pulled his name out of consideration to stay with the two-time defending Mid-Continent Conference champions.

The Golden Eagles made waves nationally with their upset at Number 3 Kansas last season and are picked to finish second in the newly renamed Summit League.