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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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Sam Houston7-412-12196
Abilene Christian6-511-13324
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McNeese St.4-76-15331
C. Arkansas4-75-16318
SE Louisiana3-75-18343
Nwestern St.3-86-15337
Nicholls St.3-87-18312
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Neb.-Omaha8-416-10139
IUPUI7-511-16165
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Denver5-713-12194
Oral Roberts4-812-14140
South Dakota4-812-14186
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