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Ross scores 21 to help Pepperdine slip past Oral Roberts

LOS ANGELES (AP) Colbey Ross scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half to help Pepperdine overcome a 15-point deficit and beat Oral Roberts 80-76 on Tuesday night.

Ross, a freshman who scored a career-high 25 points in a win over UC Santa Barbara on Monday, finished 7-of-10 shooting, including 2 of 4 from 3-point range, hit 5-of-6 free throw and had six assists. Kameron Edwards scored 14 points before fouling out with nearly four minutes to go and Trae Berhow had 12 points and eight rebounds for Pepperdine (2-3).

Ross scored 16 points - including the final 11 - during a 20-7 run that gave the Waves their first lead, 64-62, since midway through the first half with nearly seven minutes to play. Albert Owens made two layups as Oral Roberts took a one-point lead about two minutes later, but Edwards converted a 3-point play to spark a 10-4, during which the Golden Hurricane made just one field goal, over the next four minutes to make it 77-72 with a minute to go. Emmanuel Nzekwesi was fouled as he hit a jumper that pulled Oral Roberts within two points with seven seconds left, but missed the ensuing free throw and Jade' Smith made two foul shots - his only points of the game - to seal it.

Nzekwesi had 17 points and Owens scored 16 to lead five Oral Roberts players in double figures.

Pepperdine trailed 40-33 at halftime but shot 61.5 percent (16 of 26) in after the break.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Oral Roberts 1-4 403676
home team logo Pepperdine 2-3 334780
Team Stats
away team logo Oral Roberts 1-4 72.3 PPG 38.6 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Pepperdine 2-3 75.6 PPG 34.9 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
23
E. Nzekwesi 14.8 PPG 8.5 RPG 1.2 APG 53.5 FG%
4
C. Ross 19.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 7.0 APG 43.7 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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