Dec 5, 2012
Former Oral Roberts Coach Trickey Dies

Tulsa World

http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/ORU/article.aspx?subjectid=95&articleid=20121205_95_B1_ULNSbI564082

Former Oral Roberts University coach Ken Trickey, one of the most influential and colorful characters in this state’s basketball history, died Tuesday morning. He was 79.

Trickey served two tours of duty at ORU, including a five-year stint in the 1970s in which his run-and-shoot teams went 118-23 and scored 100 or more points 55 times. The glory years period was climaxed by a 1973-74 season in which ORU finished one win away from a Final Four. The Titans (that was ORU’s nickname in a pre-Golden Eagles era) lost in overtime to Kansas in an NCAA regional championship game at the Mabee Center.

During a 2008 interview, Trickey said he had the time of his life at ORU.

“It was just unbelievable, he said.

Current ORU basketball coach Scott Sutton was informed of Trickey’s death and called it a sad day for the university and its athletic department.

It’s amazing what he accomplished in such a short time to go from … 10 years from the time the university was founded (in 1963) to playing for the Final Four and playing at your home arena, Sutton said.

, Former Oral Roberts Coach Trickey Dies

Tulsa World

http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/ORU/article.aspx?subjectid=95&articleid=20121205_95_B1_ULNSbI564082

Former Oral Roberts University coach Ken Trickey, one of the most influential and colorful characters in this state’s basketball history, died Tuesday morning. He was 79.

Trickey served two tours of duty at ORU, including a five-year stint in the 1970s in which his run-and-shoot teams went 118-23 and scored 100 or more points 55 times. The glory years period was climaxed by a 1973-74 season in which ORU finished one win away from a Final Four. The Titans (that was ORU’s nickname in a pre-Golden Eagles era) lost in overtime to Kansas in an NCAA regional championship game at the Mabee Center. During a 2008 interview, Trickey said he had the time of his life at ORU. It was just unbelievable, he said. Current ORU basketball coach Scott Sutton was informed of Trickey’s death and called it a sad day for the university and its athletic department. It’s amazing what he accomplished in such a short time to go from … 10 years from the time the university was founded (in 1963) to playing for the Final Four and playing at your home arena, ” Sutton said.






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