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2012-13 ORU Men’s Basketball Fact Book

2011-12 Game Box Scores Game 1 at West Virginia

Game 2 vs. UT-San Antonio

Game 3 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

November 11, 2011 • Morgantown, W. Va. (WVU Coliseum)

November 15, 2011 • Stillwater, Okla. (Gallagher-Iba Arena)

November 16, 2011 • Stillwater, Okla. (Gallagher-Iba Arena)

MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Trailing by as many as 14 in the game, ORU came all the way back and had a shot to tie the game with 30 seconds to go, but West Virginia was able to hold on for a 78-71 victory in the opening game of the season for both teams. With his first basket of the game, Dominique Morrison moved into a tie, and eventually moved into sole possession of 10th place in ORU history with 1,427 career points passing Carl Hardaway (1,408 points). Morrison finished the game as the leading scorer for ORU with 21 points, 11 of which came from the free throw line, while Steven Roundtree’s 11 points and 10 rebounds gave him the game’s only doubledouble. Michael Craion barely missed one with 18 points, nine rebounds, and Niles made it four in double figures again with 14 points, including three 3-pointers. “I was proud of our guys for fighting and competing. We didn’t play very well at all and I give credit to West Virginia for that,” said Coach Scott Sutton. “We competed, I thought our press was good and our rebounding was excellent, but to win a game like this against a Big East team on the road, you have to step up and make shots and our shooters didn’t do that.” ORU (0-1) shot 40 percent (23-57) for the game, but just 25 percent (3-12) from 3-point range and turned the ball over 22 times. For West Virginia (1-0), it was Kevin Jones who led the way with 20 points, while the Mountaineers connected on 58.8 percent from the field. The Golden Eagles held a 37-24 rebounding edge, including an outstanding 21 offensive rebounds, which led to 14 second chance points. It was a slow start for ORU, in large part due to 10 turnovers in the first 11 minutes of the game, which saw ORU down 22-10. “I was disappointed (about the turnovers), with a veteran club,” said Sutton. “I thought we played scared for the first 10 minutes. Give West Virginia credit, their pressure obviously caused us problems. Our guys have played a lot of basketball and it should not have caused the number of problems that it did.”

STILLWATER, Okla.-A running-three at the buzzer proved the difference in a game that had 11 lead changes and seven ties, as Oral Roberts (0-2) fell 78-77 to UTSA (2-0) in the first round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Tip-Off. The Golden Eagles surrendered a 15-point halftime lead and allowed the Roadrunners to shoot 63 percent (17-27) in the second half. ORU also hit just one of four free throw attempts with less than 10 seconds left in the game but still held a two point lead with four seconds left in the game. A running three by Sei Paye at the buzzer dashed the hopes that ORU had of facing Oklahoma State in the second round with a chance to go to the semifinals of the NIT Tip-Off in New York City. “Everyone is going to talk about the last shot, but that game was lost in the first five minutes of the second half,” said Head Coach Scott Sutton. “Our guys came out of the locker room and just weren’t ready to play. We came out flat and give UTSA credit, they cut into our lead and next thing you knew we had a ballgame.” Steven Roundtree led the Golden Eagles with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Warren Niles had 20 points, despite going 2-7 from the free throw line. Morrison added 17 points as ORU shot 50 percent (26-52) for the game and held a 30-25 rebounding edge over the Roadrunners. UTSA was led by Kannon Burrage, who put on a show in the second half, scoring 18 of his 22 points to help the Roadrunners get back in the game. ORU stayed in the game and took the lead with just over 1 minute remaining, 74-73 after a pair of Roundtree free throws. A Morrison jumper made it 76-75 with 30 seconds to go and after a couple of UTSA attempts, Niles pulled down a rebound with 6.1 seconds on the clock. Niles missed both free throws, but an offensive rebound by Roundtree gave ORU another chance to make it a three-point lead, meaning a long heave would do no more than tie the game. Roundtree went one of two, and Paye took advantage, weaving into the middle of the court before launching a 35-footer at the buzzer to push UTSA into the regional championship against OSU.

TULSA, Okla.-A day after losing on a heartbreaking buzzer-beater, Oral Roberts (1-2) responded nicely, posting the biggest win since the 2006-07 season with an 80-44 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-2) in the consolation game of the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Tip-Off. The 36-point victory was the largest for ORU since handing Panhandle State a 91-41 victory in the fourth game of the 2006-07 season, and the 44 points given up was the lowest since giving up 42 to IPFW in the Summit League Tournament on March 10, 2008. The victory meant more to ORU than just a win in the overall record, as the Golden Eagles were been rewarded with the chance to host their final two games of the tournament. ORU had four players score in double figures, led by Dominique Morrison and Warren Niles who scored 19 each. Michael Craion dropped in 17 with a team-high eight rebounds, and Steven Roundtree had 11 points. The Golden Eagle defense seemed on point for the game, earning a season-high 14 steals in the game, and forced 20 turnovers and held the Golden Lions to a 40 percent shooting percentage from the field and 23 percent from three, the lowest mark of the season in both categories for an ORU opponent. UAPB was led in scoring by Savalace Townsend, who had 16 points including six of the team’s nine free throw attempts. Helped by Morrison’s first 3-pointer of the season and a defense that forced nine turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the game, ORU opened up a 13-2 lead over the Golden Lions. Helping extend the lead was ball security as the Golden Eagles turned the ball over six times in the first six minutes of the game but just two more times for the remainder of the half as the Golden Eagles held a 33-15 advantage at the break. Niles hit a pair of threes and scored eight-straight points for the Golden Eagles, extending the lead to 48-23. It continued to be all ORU in the second half and the lead continued to grow to as many as 42 (75-33).

West Virginia 78, ORU 71

UTSA 78, ORU 77

ORU Player Roundtree Morrison Craion Pearson Niles Lliteras Bell-Holter Manghum

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 5-11 0-0 1-2 10 11 0 0 2 34 5-17 0-2 11-13 6 21 5 0 0 40 6-9 0-0 6-7 9 18 2 0 6 35 3-7 0-1 1-3 4 7 4 0 1 36 4-13 3-9 3-5 3 14 2 0 1 38 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3

WVU Player Jones Kilicli Miles Hinds Bryant Rutledge Brown Browne Forsythe McCune Noreen

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 9-12 1-3 1-2 8 20 1 2 1 38 4-10 0-0 3-4 3 11 0 0 0 23 1-2 0-1 0-0 2 2 1 0 5 21 4-6 0-0 1-2 1 9 5 0 4 24 4-8 1-4 8-9 2 17 5 0 1 21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4-5 2-3 0-0 4 10 1 1 0 21 4-8 1-4 0-0 2 9 6 0 2 32 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 4

Score by Periods ORU WVU

1H 2H TOT 35 36 71 39 39 78

Officials: Pat Driscoll, Jamie Luckie, Mike Roberts

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Record 0-1 1-0

ORU 80, UAPB 44

UTSA Player Franklin Hill Vouyoukas Paye Hale Nujic Burrage Sims Wood

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 3-5 1-3 3-4 1 10 0 0 5 27 6-11 0-2 0-0 8 12 2 0 1 35 2-4 0-0 3-4 2 7 1 1 0 10 2-3 2-3 2-2 1 8 3 0 1 25 4-9 1-3 2-4 2 11 5 0 2 40 2-4 0-0 1-1 4 5 0 0 0 21 7-11 2-3 6-8 3 22 1 0 1 20 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 3 0 0 0 17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 5

ORU Player Roundtree Morrison Craion Pearson Niles Lliteras Manghum

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 6-8 0-0 10-12 9 22 3 0 1 38 7-11 0-2 3-4 3 17 2 0 0 33 1-5 0-0 2-2 4 4 0 0 0 28 1-3 1-2 2-2 1 5 3 0 1 31 8-16 2-9 2-7 8 20 6 0 1 36 1-4 1-4 0-0 2 3 0 0 1 12 2-5 2-5 0-0 0 6 1 0 0 22

Score by Periods UTSA ORU

1H 2H TOT 31 47 78 46 31 77

Officials: Larry Spaulding, Eric Curry, Gerald Williams

Record 2-0 0-2 Attendance: 3,719

UAPB Player Anderson Weathers Broughton Jackson Townsend Floyd Harris Nelson Johnson Jones

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 4-11 1-6 0-0 5 9 0 1 1 31 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 3 0 0 1 16 2-3 0-0 1-2 3 5 1 0 0 15 2-11 2-6 0-0 2 6 3 0 2 32 5-8 0-0 6-7 5 16 2 0 4 30 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2-3 0-0 1-4 1 5 0 0 0 26 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 2 0 2 23 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 11

ORU Player Roundtree Morrison Craion Pearson Niles Aery Lliteras Manghum

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 4-5 0-0 3-6 4 11 3 0 0 22 6-12 2-5 5-5 6 19 0 0 1 35 6-10 0-0 5-6 8 17 3 0 2 33 2-4 1-2 0-0 2 5 2 0 3 28 6-10 3-6 4-4 2 19 2 1 4 39 1-5 1-4 0-1 0 3 0 0 0 5 1-3 1-3 0-0 5 3 1 0 2 13 1-2 1-2 0-0 4 3 3 0 2 25

Score by Periods UAPB ORU

1H 2H TOT 15 29 44 33 47 80

Officials: Winston Stith, Jeff Malham, Doran Gotschall

Record 0-2 1-2 Attendance: 3,836

Attendance: 8,579

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