Sluggish second half dooms ORU

    Oral Roberts lost its latest conference game at North Dakota State 84-62 Saturday.<p>{/p}

    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.

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