Houston Baptist vs Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts pulls away from Houston Baptist 88-55

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) Bobby Word scored 20 points and fueled a second half run with five unanswered 3-pointers as Oral Roberts defeated Houston Baptist 88-55 in their conference opener Thursday night.

The Golden Eagles (7-7, 1-0 Southland) trailed much of the first half but took a 24-23 lead on a Korey Billbury free throw with 3:05 to go and built a 33-28 advantage that they took into the break. Midway through the second half, Oral Roberts put the game away with 20 unanswered points, 15 of them from the five straight 3-pointers by Word.

Shawn Glover contributed 16 points and Billbury had 15 for the Golden Eagles, who shot 48 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 from beyond the arc.

Houston Baptist (3-10, 0-1) is playing its inaugural season in the Southland Conference.

Cody Joyce and Tyler Russell led the Huskies with 10 points apiece.

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Scoreboard
Houston Baptist (3-10)282755
Oral Roberts (7-7) «335588

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Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin0-010-1107
Lamar0-08-180
Abil Chr.0-07-3248
Incarn Word0-05-3252
C. Arkansas0-06-5228
Sam Houston0-06-5233
SE Louisiana0-06-5181
Nicholls St.0-04-5171
Nwestern St.0-03-5283
Hou. Baptist0-04-7307
Texas A&M-CC0-03-6341
McNeese St.0-03-7332
New Orleans0-02-6259

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ill.0-07-2170
South Dakota0-010-385
S. Dak. St.0-09-584
IPFW0-07-5198
No. Dak. St.0-05-5105
Denver0-05-7298
Oral Roberts0-03-9243
Neb.-Omaha0-02-10282
 
Other games
WISC 76 Final
NW 49
ORE 70 Final
UTAH 68
WICH 82 Final
SILL 67
STMA 51 Final
GONZ 73
WSU 25 Final
ARIZ 60
ORST 58 Final
COLO 64