ORU's conference struggles continue in South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) —
Mike Daum scored 38 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Chris Howell set career highs with 20 points and 12 boards and made eight of his 14 free throws in the final 3:01 to help rally South Dakota State to a 74-67 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles led 33-23 at halftime and led by as many as 15 in the second half before the Jackrabbits tied it at 61 on Daum's layup with 4:15 left. Albert Owens' jumper put Oral Roberts back on top 66-65, but Howell hit eight from the line amid an 11-4 run and South Dakota State led 74-67 with 22 seconds left.
The Jackrabbits (12-14, 5-6 Summit) were outscored 38-28 in the paint, but scored 22 points off 13 Oral Roberts' turnovers and made 23 of 32 free throws in winning their third straight.
Owens scored 19 points, Jalen Bradley had 18 with three 3-pointers and Emmanuel Nzekwesi added 16 with 11 boards for Oral Roberts (7-18, 3-8), which has lost four straight.