TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Deondre Burns had 21 points and Max Abmas added 20 as Oral Roberts got past Houston Baptist 95-81 on Friday night.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 18 points, eight rebounds and...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Tyson Ward had 25 points as North Dakota State defeated Oral Roberts 86-73 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Conference tournament on Sunday night.
Oral Roberts (10-19, 6-8) vs. Western Illinois (8-18, 3-10)
Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Vinnie Shahid had 22 points as North Dakota State defeated Oral Roberts 85-73 on Thursday night.
Shahid made 4 of 6 3-pointers.
Tyson Ward had 18 points and eight rebounds for North Dakota State (14-12, 8-4 Summit League), which won its fifth consecutive game. Jared Samuelson added 18 points. Tyree Eady had 10 points for the home team.
Deng Geu, the Bison's second leading scorer entering the contest at 11 points per game, shot only 17 percent for the game (1 of 6).
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Kevin Obanor had 24 points and 14 rebounds as Oral Roberts topped South Dakota 86-72 on Sunday.
Sam Kearns had 17 points for Oral Roberts (10-17, 6-6 Summit League). Kaelen Malone added 11 points. Emir Ahmedic had 11 points for the visitors.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi, the Golden Eagles' leading scorer entering the matchup at 15 points per game, had 6 points on 3-of-10 shooting.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kevin Obanor had 28 points to go with 12 rebounds as Oral Roberts held off Denver for a 78-65 victory on Thursday night to halt a four-game losing skid.
The Golden Eagles made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 1:11 to clinch the victory.
Obanor was 8 of 13 from the floor with 10 of 12 from the line. Kaelen Malone had 11 points while dishing out four assists and Sam Kearns added another 11 points for ORU (9-17, 5-6 Summit).
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Matt Holba hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds left to lift Purdue Fort Wayne to its third straight Summit League victory, knocking off Oral Roberts, 82-81 on Saturday night.
The victory allowed the Mastodons to even the all-time series with Oral Roberts at 11 wins each. Purdue Fort Wayne now has won eight of the last nine meetings between the programs.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Emmanuel Nzekwesi scored 24 points and grabbed a dozen boards as Oral Roberts used a big first half to pull away from NAIA-member Southwestern (Kansas) for a 79-62 win in the Golden Eagles' home opener Friday night.
Oral Roberts now has won eight straight home openers, dating back to the 2011-12 season.
Nzekwesi led ORU in scoring a year ago, averaging 12.7 points per game and was second on the squad with an average of 7.2 rebounds per game.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Albert Owens scored 21 points, Austin Ruder added 17, Javan White contributed 14 points with 12 rebounds and Oral Roberts is assured a top six finish in the Summit League with Thursday's 83-75 win at Omaha.
Oral Roberts (11-20, 5-9) outrebounded Omaha 38-29, which was a factor in the Golden Eagles owning the paint, 46-36, and outscoring Omaha 16-7 on second-chance points.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Mike Daum had 27 points and 14 rebounds and made all 11 of his foul shots to help South Dakota State beat Oral Roberts 85-75 on Saturday night.
David Jenkins scored 16 points for the Jackrabbits (22-6, 10-1 Summit League), who won their fifth straight and 13th of the last 14. Skyler Flatten made all six of his shots from the field, including three 3s, and added 15 points and six assists. It was Daum's seventh straight double-double.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 23 points, John Konchar 21 and Kason Harrell 20 as Fort Wayne defeated Oral Roberts 85-75 on Thursday night.
Scott added six assists and Konchar had three 3-pointers, seven assists, five steals and two rebounds, which gave him 800 career boards, second-best in school history. The Mastodons (15-10, 4-4 Summit), hit half of their 24 tries from the arc and also shot 50 percent overall.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Daniel Amigo scored 20 points and Ade Murkey hit four free throws in the final minute as Denver held off Oral Roberts, 73-64 in a Summit League battle on Saturday night.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 19 points with five assists and four steals and South Dakota beat Oral Roberts 82-70 on Wednesday night.
Tyler Hagedorn added 14 points and five rebounds for the Coyotes (16-5, 4-1 Summit League) who have won four of the last five. Tyler Peterson had 13 points and Triston Simpson and Nick Fuller had 11 apiece.
The team was 27 of 49 (55 percent) from the field and was 21 of 25 (84 percent) from the line.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and South Dakota State defeated Oral Roberts 78-75 on Thursday night to take sole possession of first place in the Summit League.
Reed Tellinghuisen added 24 points and David Jenkins Jr. 15 for the Jackrabbits (15-5, 3-0), who have won six straight. The Jackrabbits made 10 of 27 from behind the arc, including four by Daum, who notched his 20th career double-double.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Sam Kearns matched his career best with 21 points and Albert Owens added 16 as Oral Roberts dominated throughout to beat Fort Wayne 76-60 on Thursday night.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Emmanuel Nzekwesi scored 21 and grabbed 11 rebounds and R.J. Fuqua added 17 points and eight assists to send Oral Roberts to a 93-74 victory over Omaha in a Summit League opener on Saturday night.
Sam Kearns finished with 16 points and five assists for the Golden Eagles (5-11), while Jontray Harris scored 12 and Javan White snagged 12 rebounds to go with nine points.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Emmanuel Nzekwesi scored 17 points, Javan White added 14, and Oral Roberts rallied to beat Missouri State 73-66 on Sunday to end the Bears' seven-game win streak and tie the series 8-8.
Sam Kearns scored 13 points and Chris Miller added 10 for the Golden Eagles (3-9), who outshot the Bears 53.1 percent to 45.6 percent from the floor but were outrebounded 35-26.