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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 Word0-03-0343
McNeese St.0-02-186
Nwestern St.0-02-1331
Sam Houston0-02-1232
Hou. Baptist0-01-1124
New Orleans0-01-1124
Texas A&M-CC0-01-1155
Abilene Christian0-01-2301
Lamar0-01-2260
SF Austin0-01-2124
Nicholls St.0-00-2139
SE Louisiana0-00-2276
C. Arkansas0-00-4252

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
IPFW0-02-1150
Nebraska Omaha0-02-1264
IUPUI0-02-2238
Denver0-01-1172
No. Dak. St.0-01-2191
Oral Roberts0-01-279
S. Dak. St.0-01-2288
Western Ill.0-00-2341
South Dakota0-00-4292