Houston Baptist vs Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts pulls away from Houston Baptist 88-55


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TULSA, Okla. (AP) Bobby Word scored 20 points and fueled a second half run with five unanswered 3-pointers as Oral Roberts defeated Houston Baptist 88-55 in their conference opener Thursday night.

The Golden Eagles (7-7, 1-0 Southland) trailed much of the first half but took a 24-23 lead on a Korey Billbury free throw with 3:05 to go and built a 33-28 advantage that they took into the break. Midway through the second half, Oral Roberts put the game away with 20 unanswered points, 15 of them from the five straight 3-pointers by Word.

Shawn Glover contributed 16 points and Billbury had 15 for the Golden Eagles, who shot 48 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 from beyond the arc.

Houston Baptist (3-10, 0-1) is playing its inaugural season in the Southland Conference.

Cody Joyce and Tyler Russell led the Huskies with 10 points apiece.

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Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans12-317-9158
Texas A&M-CC10-517-9154
SF Austin10-515-12209
Sam Houston9-618-10167
Hou. Baptist9-614-12205
Lamar8-716-12234
SE Louisiana8-815-14258
C. Arkansas7-98-21283
Nicholls St.6-913-15265
Abil Chr.6-912-14295
Incarn Word6-1011-16305
Nwestern St.4-1110-16329
McNeese St.4-117-19303

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Dak. St.11-419-9100
South Dakota11-420-10115
Denver8-716-12196
Neb.-Omaha8-715-13153
IPFW7-818-11164
S. Dak. St.7-814-16210
IUPUI7-813-16230
Western Ill.5-108-18319
Oral Roberts4-128-22287
 
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WISC 76 Final
NW 49
ORE 70 Final
UTAH 68
WICH 82 Final
SILL 67
STMA 51 Final
GONZ 73
WSU 25 Final
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ORST 58 Final
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