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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
SF Austin6-016-385
Sam Houston6-114-5115
Texas A&M-CC5-110-8297
Hou. Baptist4-39-8330
Lamar4-310-9282
Nwestern St.4-39-9214
Abilene Christian3-39-10290
Incarn Word2-310-5133
SE Louisiana2-35-13256
Nicholls St.2-45-11325
McNeese St.1-57-10237
New Orleans1-55-10270
C. Arkansas0-60-17349

Summit League
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S. Dak. St.6-215-7121
No. Dak. St.5-213-7168
Oral Roberts4-310-10193
South Dakota4-310-11224
IUPUI4-38-13222
Denver3-49-11220
IPFW2-59-11287
Nebraska Omaha2-58-11307
Western Ill.2-57-11303