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McNeese State vs Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts holds off McNeese State 66-62


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KATY, Texas (AP) Korey Billbury and Shawn Glover combined for 35 points as No. 6 seed Oral Roberts held off No. 7 McNeese State, 66-62, in a Southland Conference tournament opener Wednesday night.

The victory sends the Golden Eagles into a quarterfinal matchup with No. 3 Sam Houston (21-9).

Oral Roberts (17-15) lost its regular-season meeting with the Cowboys, falling 79-68 at Lake Charles in February when its 13-point first-half lead evaporated in the second half.

McNeese State (11-20) pulled within three points on a 3-pointer by Ledrick Eackles with 1:22 left and again on an Eackles 3 with 5 seconds left. Glover responded to the first trey by hitting jumper and Bobby Word added a pair of free throws. Billbury answered the second 3-pointer by hitting the first of two free throws.

Billbury finished with 18 points for Oral Roberts, with Glover adding 17.

Eackles led the Cowboys with 28 points.

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Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Incarn Word0-07-136
SF Austin0-08-370
McNeese St.0-05-369
Sam Houston0-06-463
Hou. Baptist0-04-4257
Abilene Christian0-04-5321
New Orleans0-03-4243
Lamar0-04-6266
Nwestern St.0-03-5267
Texas A&M-CC0-03-6326
SE Louisiana0-03-8237
Nicholls St.0-02-6284
C. Arkansas0-00-9348

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S. Dak. St.0-08-3158
IPFW0-06-3228
No. Dak. St.0-06-4155
Nebraska Omaha0-05-5277
Denver0-05-6211
Oral Roberts0-04-5200
Western Ill.0-04-5319
South Dakota0-04-8276
IUPUI0-02-8312