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ORU falls at conference-leading North Dakota State

ORU men's basketball lost at North Dakota State 81-71 Wednesday evening.

Dexter Werner scored all of his 19 points in the second half, Khy Kabellis added nine of his 12 after the break and North Dakota State overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit for an 81-71 win over Oral Roberts on Wednesday night.

Carlin Dupree finished with 14 points and Tyson Ward scored 12 with eight rebounds for North Dakota State (15-6, 7-1 Summit League), which has won three in a row.

Oral Roberts (7-15, 3-5) scored seven straight points to make it 50-37 with 15 minutes left, but Werner — who picked up two quick fouls and played just two minutes in the first half, took over.

He had nine points during a 12-4 run that pulled the Bison within four midway through the half, and then scored 10 amid a 21-8 spurt as NDSU took a 75-68 lead with 1:21 left.

Kris Martin answered with a 3-pointer, but the Golden Eagles missed their last five shots and North Dakota State made 6 of 6 free throws in the final 36 seconds.

Albert Owens tied a career high with 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Oral Roberts.

NDSU hit 10 3-pointers, committed a season-low tying seven turnovers and made 21 of 24 foul shots.

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