Oral Roberts accepts postseason bid

Oral Roberts is returning to postseason tournament play after a

two-year absence.

Coach Scott Sutton announced Thursday night that the Golden

Eagles had accepted a bid to the CollegeInsider.com tournament that

features teams that don’t make the NCAA bracket or the NIT.

The Golden Eagles (19-15) have missed out on postseason play the

past two seasons after making three straight trips to the NCAAs by

winning their conference tournament.

Oral Roberts won 10 straight games to reach the championship

game of the Summit League tournament before losing to top-seeded

Oakland (Mich.) with the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament on

the line.

The 24-team field for the CollegeInsider.com tournament will be

finalized Sunday, and the Golden Eagles will begin play

Tuesday.