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Oral Roberts vs Sam Houston State

Sam Houston beats ORU 70-61 in Southland tourney


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KATY, Texas (AP) Kaheem Ransom had 19 points and Jabari Peters 17 as third-seeded Sam Houston State defeated No. 6 seed Oral Roberts 70-61 in the second round of the Southland Conference tournament Thursday night.

Paul Baxter's 3-pointer with 8:20 left in the game capped a 20-7 run and extended the Bearkats' (22-9) lead to 57-41.

The Golden Eagles (17-16) answered with a 10-3 stretch to close within nine points with 2:59 left. But Peters and Ransom combined to make 9 of 10 free throws in the final 1:18, advancing Sam Houston to a semifinal matchup with No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (17-14) on Friday.

Baxter was 3 of 3 from 3-point range while Ransom and Peters were each 3 of 5 from distance.

Korey Billbury had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead Oral Roberts, which returns to the Summit League in 2014-15 after a two-year run in the Southland Conference.

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Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S. Dak. St.12-421-989
No. Dak. St.12-420-9126
Oral Roberts10-617-13158
IPFW9-716-13211
South Dakota9-716-15218
Denver6-1012-17239
IUPUI6-1010-20258
Nebraska Omaha5-1111-17302
Western Ill.3-138-19328

Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin14-124-463
Sam Houston13-222-693
Nwestern St.11-416-10179
Texas A&M-CC11-516-12213
Incarn Word9-617-8155
Lamar9-715-13219
Hou. Baptist6-911-14289
SE Louisiana6-99-19315
McNeese St.6-1012-15281
New Orleans5-109-15314
Nicholls St.4-117-18329
Abilene Christian3-129-19327
C. Arkansas2-132-24349
 
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SHU 64 Final
NOVA 63
KSU 85 Final
ISU 91
HOU 68 Final
SMU 64
PUR 61 Final
OHST 63
UTAH 39 Final
ARIZ 71
UTST 39 Final
SDSU 73
OKST 70 Final
KAN 77
RUT 31 Final
LOU 92
BAYL 78 Final
OKLA 73
DEP 62 Final
CREI 84
UCF 58 Final
CIN 61
FRES 77 Final
NMEX 93
CONN 72 Final
MEMP 53