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OMAR ORABY RUMORS & GOSSIP

USC defeats Cal State Northridge 95-79

Omar Oraby scored 17 points and Southern California defeated Cal State Northridge 95-79 Tuesday night in a matchup of new coaches Andy Enfield and former UNLV and NBA star Reggie Theus. Oraby, who at 7-foot-2 towered over everyone, finished one point off his career high. Bryon Wesley added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Nikola Jovanovic had 11 points for the Trojans (1-1), who gave...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Adding depth: USC coach excited about Oraby

(Credit: Pierson Clair) The importance of having a post presence in basketball can’t be understated. Yeah, sure, teams have won in the past, and will continue to win, with sharp-shooting guards or slashing forwards, but having a big man who you can dump the ball down to, who can create second chance opportunities, and who can defend the rim is a game-changer – something that...
Via College Chalktalk
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

USC's Oraby cleared by NCAA to play

Southern California center Omar Oraby had his hardship waiver petition approved by the NCAA and will be eligible to play in the Trojans' season opener on Friday night. The school says it was notified by the NCAA on Thursday that Oraby is eligible immediately. The 7-foot-2 center from Egypt transferred to USC in September after playing two seasons at Rice. He averaged 6.0 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Oraby granted waiver to play for USC

Omar Oraby, a 7-foot-2 center who transferred from Rice to USC in September, has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA, meaning he'll be eligible to play for the Trojans immediately. Oraby, who received the news on his 21st birthday Thursday, is expected to start for USC when its men's basketball team opens its season Friday night at home against Coppin State. The...
Via Fox Sports West
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Center Oraby transfers from Rice to USC

Omar Oraby, a 7-foot-2 center who played at Rice, will transfer to USC, a source in the program confirmed Wednesday. Oraby, a junior from Egypt, is scheduled to begin taking classes on Sept. 17, and the Trojans plan to file a hardship waiver with the NCAA that could make him eligible to play this season. If that waiver is not granted, Oraby will sit out this season and play in...
Via Fox Sports West
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Defensive pressure leads Rice over Cougars

HOUSTON Who knows where this ride will end for the Rice Owls, this nausea-inducing pendulum of good and bad that leaves their supporters wondering what's next. Sometimes relishing the now is the best option. What unfolded on Wednesday night, a 79-71 victory over the Houston Cougars at Hofheinz Pavilion, was enough to make even the most jaded fan again feel that the youthful...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Rice 78, Houston Baptist 66

Omar Oraby scored 11 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Rice take a 78-66 victory over Houston Baptist on Wednesday night. The Owls (5-2) led most of the way, gaining steam after the break and taking their largest lead of 16 points with about 7 minutes left. Rice's Tamir Jackson tied the game-high with 20 points. Ahmad Ibrahim added 19 points and Connor Frizzelle 12...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Rice 81, Md.-Eastern Shore 49

Reserve Omar Oraby scored 17 points, all in the second half, and Rice rolled past Maryland-Eastern Shore 81-49 on Sunday. Oraby, who played just eight minutes for the Owls (3-0), was 5 for 7 from the field and 7 for 8 from the free-throw line. Rice led 38-23 at halftime and made 53 percent of its shots in the game. Arsalan Kazemi had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Connor Frizzelle...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Rice rolls past Maryland-Eastern Shore 81-49

HOUSTON (AP) -- Reserve Omar Oraby scored 17 points, all in the second half, and Rice rolled past Maryland-Eastern Shore 81-49 on Sunday. Oraby, who played just eight minutes for the Owls (3-0), was 5 for 7 from the field and 7 for 8 from the free-throw line. Rice led 38-23 at halftime and made 53 percent of its shots in the game. Arsalan Kazemi had 11 points and eight rebounds...
Via Fox Sports Houston
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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