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Big start leads SMU to 79-67 win over Oral Roberts

DALLAS (AP) Ethan Chargois scored 17 points and Jahmal McMurray added 16 and SMU used a big first half to defeat Oral Roberts 79-67 on Sunday.

Jimmy Whitt Jr. and Isiaha Mike opened the game with 3-pointers and the Mustangs (6-3) led 14-4 when Mike knocked down his second trey 4 1/2 minutes in. McMurray had back-to-back layups to start a 10-0 run that made for a 26-10 lead and the Golden Eagles (3-7) trailed 42-23 at the half, shooting 30 percent to SMU's 55.

D.J. Weaver hit consecutive 3-pointers and Aidan Saunders converted a 3-point play that pulled Oral Roberts within 67-59 with 3:41 to play. Baskets by Emmanuel Nzekwesi twice cut the deficit to seven with more than two minutes to go, but a McMurray 3-pointer with 1:52 left put the lead back at 10.

Nzekwesi had 18 points for Oral Roberts, which shot 60 percent in the second half, making 9 of 15 3-pointers.

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Key Players
K. Malone
J. Whitt Jr.
32.4 Min. Per Game 32.4
12.3 Pts. Per Game 12.3
3.7 Ast. Per Game 3.7
6.1 Reb. Per Game 6.1
40.0 Field Goal % 52.7
20.0 Three Point % 28.6
75.0 Free Throw % 65.4
+ 2 Emmanuel Nzekwesi made dunk, assist by Kaelen Malone 21.0
+ 2 Jimmy Whitt Jr. made jump shot 38.0
  Defensive rebound by Jahmal McMurray 1:01
  Francis Lacis missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:03
+ 1 Jimmy Whitt Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:11
+ 1 Jimmy Whitt Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 1:11
  Personal foul on Kaelen Malone 1:11
  Lost ball turnover on Kaelen Malone, stolen by Jimmy Whitt Jr. 1:14
+ 1 Nat Dixon made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:20
+ 1 Nat Dixon made 1st of 2 free throws 1:20
  Personal foul on Francis Lacis 1:20
Team Stats
Points 67 79
Field Goals 24-55 (43.6%) 29-56 (51.8%)
3-Pointers 12-25 (48.0%) 8-17 (47.1%)
Free Throws 7-8 (87.5%) 13-17 (76.5%)
Total Rebounds 26 36
Offensive 8 13
Defensive 16 23
Team 2 0
Assists 16 16
Steals 4 5
Blocks 2 4
Turnovers 10 7
Fouls 18 11
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 8 REB
17 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Oral Roberts 3-7 234467
home team logo SMU 6-3 423779
Team Stats
away team logo Oral Roberts 3-7 72.1 PPG 38.6 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo SMU 6-3 73.8 PPG 40.1 RPG 14.5 APG
Key Players
23
E. Nzekwesi F 14.9 PPG 8.3 RPG 1.0 APG 54.1 FG%
25
E. Chargois F 12.5 PPG 6.7 RPG 2.0 APG 41.8 FG%
Top Scorers
E. Nzekwesi F 18 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
E. Chargois F 17 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
43.6 FG% 51.8
48.0 3PT FG% 47.1
87.5 FT% 76.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Nzekwesi 18 8 0 7/14 0/0 4/5 4 26 0 1 0 2 6
S. Kearns 14 1 3 5/8 4/6 0/0 1 32 1 0 1 0 1
D. Weaver 9 1 0 3/7 3/5 0/0 1 16 0 0 0 1 0
K. Malone 5 1 8 1/5 1/4 2/2 2 31 1 0 2 0 1
K. Smith 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 16 0 0 2 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Nzekwesi 18 8 0 7/14 0/0 4/5 4 26 0 1 0 2 6
S. Kearns 14 1 3 5/8 4/6 0/0 1 32 1 0 1 0 1
D. Weaver 9 1 0 3/7 3/5 0/0 1 16 0 0 0 1 0
K. Malone 5 1 8 1/5 1/4 2/2 2 31 1 0 2 0 1
K. Smith 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 16 0 0 2 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Lacis 9 2 1 3/4 3/4 0/0 1 19 0 0 0 1 1
A. Saunders 5 3 4 2/5 0/1 1/1 4 27 1 0 2 0 3
K. Obanor 4 4 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 0 12 0 0 1 3 1
C. Jurgens 3 2 0 1/5 1/4 0/0 0 15 1 1 0 0 2
C. Miller 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 6 0 0 2 0 1
E. Ahmedic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Fuqua - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Milton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Schneider - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 24 16 24/55 12/25 7/8 18 200 4 2 10 8 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Chargois 17 9 1 6/10 0/3 5/7 3 34 0 0 1 3 6
J. McMurray 16 5 4 6/10 2/4 2/4 3 32 0 0 1 0 5
I. Mike 14 5 1 5/9 2/4 2/2 2 27 1 0 2 2 3
J. Whitt Jr. 11 4 2 4/9 1/1 2/2 2 32 2 1 1 2 2
J. Foster 7 2 1 3/9 1/2 0/0 1 29 0 2 1 2 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Chargois 17 9 1 6/10 0/3 5/7 3 34 0 0 1 3 6
J. McMurray 16 5 4 6/10 2/4 2/4 3 32 0 0 1 0 5
I. Mike 14 5 1 5/9 2/4 2/2 2 27 1 0 2 2 3
J. Whitt Jr. 11 4 2 4/9 1/1 2/2 2 32 2 1 1 2 2
J. Foster 7 2 1 3/9 1/2 0/0 1 29 0 2 1 2 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Dixon 7 3 5 2/4 1/2 2/2 0 23 0 0 0 1 2
F. Hunt 4 7 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 16 2 1 1 3 4
C. White 3 1 2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1
J. Young Jr. 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Youngkin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Pyle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Douglas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Ray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Wilfong - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 36 16 29/56 8/17 13/17 11 200 5 4 7 13 23