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Oral Roberts closes out 59-52 win over Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Aidan Saunders scored 15 points, Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 12 rebounds and Oral Roberts held off Richmond 59-52 on Saturday.

Nzekwesi added eight points for the Golden Eagles (4-9), who got a clutch 3-pointer from D.J. Weaver to go up 57-52 with 34 seconds left.

Nathan Cayo had 17 points and eight rebounds for Richmond (4-6).

Oral Roberts did not trail in the first half and led 31-23 at halftime. Richmond rallied and led by two twice in the second half before Jake Wojcik's 3-pointer gave the Spiders their last lead, 49-48 with 2:27 remaining. ORU responded by scoring the next six points and after an exchange of buckets Weaver hit the back-breaker. Richmond misfired on two possessions and ORU missed the front end of a one-and-one before Nzekwesi closed the scoring with two late free throws.

Richmond is 14th in the country in overall field goal percentage but 193rd in 3-point percentage. The Spiders made just 4-of-30 3-pointers. Oral Roberts was 3 for 8 from the free throw line and Richmond made 8 of 14.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Jake Wojcik missed 3-pt. jump shot 4.0
+ 1 Emmanuel Nzekwesi made 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
+ 1 Emmanuel Nzekwesi made 1st of 2 free throws 7.0
  Personal foul on Jake Wojcik 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Emmanuel Nzekwesi 9.0
  Jacob Gilyard missed 3-pt. jump shot 11.0
  Defensive rebound by Nathan Cayo 20.0
  Kevin Obanor missed free throw 20.0
  Personal foul on Jake Wojcik 20.0
  Personal foul on Jacob Gilyard 22.0
  Personal foul on Jake Wojcik 26.0
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 4-9 312859
home team logo Richmond 4-6 232952
Team Stats
away team logo Oral Roberts 4-9 72.1 PPG 38.6 RPG 13.5 APG
home team logo Richmond 4-6 70.4 PPG 32 RPG 15.1 APG
Key Players
23
E. Nzekwesi 14.9 PPG 8.3 RPG 1.0 APG 54.1 FG%
33
G. Golden 17.6 PPG 6.8 RPG 3.1 APG 51.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB