Sluggish second half dooms ORU
FARGO, N.D. (AP) —
Paul Miller scored 20 points with four assists, Cameron Hunter added 17 points with three 3-pointers, and North Dakota State beat Oral Roberts 82-64 on Saturday to win five of its last seven games.
Tyson Ward scored 13 points and A.J. Jacobson added 12 with eight rebounds for the Bison (10-8, 2-2 Summit League), who shot 54.7 percent from the floor and scored 16 points off eight Golden Eagles turnovers.
Hunter's back-to-back 3s capped a 14-5 run to open the second half and the Bison led 56-41 on Jared Samuelson's 3. The Golden Eagles closed to 65-60 after an 8-0 run, but got no closer. Hunter scored six straight amid an 11-0 run in the final 2:25.
Oral Roberts led 24-18 on Austin Ruder's 3 after a 13-7 run before Hunter's go-ahead 3 capped a 10-3 spurt and the Bison led 39-36 at halftime.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi scored 23 points with eight rebounds for Oral Roberts (7-13, 3-2), which scored 21 second-chance points off 16 offensive rebounds.