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2011-12 Game Box Scores February 15, 2012 • Fort Wayne, Ind. (Memorial Coliseum)

February 18, 2012 • Tulsa, Okla. (Mabee Center)

TULSA, Okla.-Oral Roberts (23-5, 15-1) clinched at least a share of the Summit League regular season championship with a 61-51 victory over Western Illinois (13-11, 7-8), Saturday night at the Mabee Center as part of the school’s Homecoming celebration. The victory also extends the Golden Eagles’ home winning streak to 22 games, the third longest in the country, and matches the most regular season wins under Coach Scott Sutton, tying the 23-6 mark during the 2004-05 regular season. Dominique Morrison, as he has done lately, exploded in the second half, finishing with 17 points, 13 of which came in the second half. His personal streak of double digit scoring efforts extends to 20 consecutive games. Roderick Pearson and Steven Roundtree, who had a thunderous put-back dunk in the second half, each scored 12 points, while Michael Craion had 11. Roundtree also led the team with seven rebounds as ORU held a 31-22 advantage on the boards. With Damen Bell-Holter’s eight points ORU out-scored the Leathernecks inside 26-14. Ceola Clark was the lone player in double figures for WIU, scoring 21 points in the second half, most coming off his five 3-pointers. Tommie Tyler and Terell Parks had nine and eight points, respectively. “That was a grinder of a game,” said Sutton.“They all are against those guys, they are very well coach. I’m proud of my guys for gutting that out, and I am proud of this group for winning at least a share of the Summit League championship.” As expected, the scoring was slow in the first half, with ORU holding a 25-19 lead at the break. Neither team had more than a seven-point advantage in the half, with ORU taking the 24-17 lead after a Niles feed underneath to Roundtree. Up two with under three minutes to play, Morrison and Pearson took over, giving the Golden Eagles a 55-48 lead with under a minute to go. Roundtree got the ball on the fast-break to make it a nine-point game, the largest lead of the game at that point.

FT. WAYNE, Ind.-Michael Craion blocked a 3-point attempt with time expiring to clinch the first regular season Summit League Championship for Oral Roberts since the 2007-08 season as the Golden Eagles held off IPFW 75-71. ORU (24-5, 16-1) has now tied the school record for conference wins in a season, having gone 16-2 in 2007-08. Warren Niles led the way for ORU with 24 points, nine of which came from the free throw line including two trips to the line in the last 20 seconds of the game. In addition to the biggest block of the game, Craion had 18 points, his highest output since scoring 18 against South Dakota on January 26. Dominique Morrison added 15 for ORU, while Steven Roundtree had eight points and a team high seven rebounds, helping ORU to a 33-26 rebounding advantage. Frank Gaines hit 10 of his 15 shots en route to 28 points to lead all scorers, while Trey McCorkle had 12 points for IPFW. The Golden Eagles shot 48 percent (25-52) for the game, while the Mastodons hit 47 percent (24-51) of their shots. ORU turned the ball over 17 times, while IPFW turned it over 16, but it was ORU who had the advantage, turning them into 20 points, despite a series of four empty trips in the second half. “First of all a lot of credit goes to IPFW,” said Coach Scott Sutton, who has won the regular season for the fifth time as the head coach of ORU. “They played their hearts out and played like a team who is fighting for their season. I expected a tough game and I’m proud of my guys.We played a terrible first half and fell behind by 10 points there in the second half but they kept fighting and fought back like a championship team. They made plays down the stretch like a championship team. I’m very happy and proud that they could clinch and outright championship.” A Craion layup with 31 seconds to go and three free throws down the stretch by Niles put ORU up 73-71 with 14 seconds to go. A last-second effort by Antwaun Boyd was blocked by Craion and a foul with 0.2 seconds left put Roundtree at the line for two free throws, giving the Golden Eagles the 75-71 victory.

TULSA, Okla.-A 15-point lead was cut down to one but ORU never gave up its second half lead as they beat Akron 67-61, Saturday afternoon on senior day at the Mabee Center. The game was part of the Sears ESPN BracketBusters series. With the victory, ORU moved to 25-5 on the season (16-1 Summit League), and finished the regular season undefeated at home, moving the home winning streak to 23 games. Akron had its eight-game winning streak snapped, falling to 19-8 with the loss. Dominique Morrison finished the game with a team-high 16 points and had a season-high 12 rebounds, one off his career high, scoring the 2,000th point of his career and extending his double-figure scoring streak to 22 games. “First of all that was a great win,” said Coach Scott Sutton. “We beat a very good basketball team. They are a well coached team and very tough. That’s an NCAA tournament team. It felt like a conference tournament game and the winner would go to the tournament. I’m proud of our guys. Akron has been terrific in the second half, I knew they would make a run on us and they did. Our guys were a little taken aback with how physical it was in the second half, but we regrouped and finished the game.This team continues to impress me and continues to amaze me.” ORU finished the regular season undefeated inside the Mabee Center (15-0), marking just the second time in the history of the facility that ORU has gone through a home schedule unblemished. The 23-game winning streak at home ties the longest in ORU history, doing so from February 25, 1989-December 1, 1991, most of which came while ORU was an NAIA program. ORU has also won 25 games for the first time since going 25-8 to finish the 2004-05 season and only twice has won more than 25 games in a season as a Division I team. Going against one of the nation’s best shot blockers in Zeke Marshall, Damen Bell-Holter held his own, scoring 15 points and grabbing six rebounds, while holding Marshall to 4 points and just one rebound. Marshall did have three blocks in the game. Warren Niles scored 12 points, while Michael Craion added nine and Steven Roundtree had eight.

ORU 61, Western Illinois 51

ORU 75, IPFW 71

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 4-9 0-1 0-0 4 8 0 0 0 26 5-14 2-5 5-6 6 17 1 0 1 36 2-4 0-0 7-8 5 11 2 0 1 36 4-6 1-3 3-4 0 12 3 0 0 24 0-1 0-1 1-2 4 1 2 0 1 37 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 7 5-7 0-0 2-2 7 12 2 0 0 22 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 12

Score by Periods WIU ORU

1H 19 25

2H 32 36

TOT 51 61

Record 13-11 (7-8) 23-5 (15-1)

ORU 67, Akron 61

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 2-9 0-2 2-2 2 6 4 0 1 30 6-9 3-4 9-11 5 24 2 1 0 38 2-6 0-0 0-0 6 4 0 0 2 22 4-13 1-5 6-8 1 15 2 0 0 38 9-10 0-0 0-2 5 18 0 2 2 32 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 6 2-3 0-0 4-6 7 8 3 1 3 26 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 8

IPFW Player FG-A Gaines 10-15 Smeathers 1-2 Peckinpaugh 1-2 Boyd 1-4 McCorkle 6-9 Marlin 1-5 Jordan 1-3 Hines 1-6 Kibiloski 2-4 Edwards 0-1 Score by Periods ORU IPFW

3FG-A 5-7 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0

1H 33 36

FT-A 3-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-2 6-6 0-0 6-6 0-0 0-0

2H 42 35

RB 8 0 5 3 4 0 1 3 1 1

TOT 75 71

TP A B S MIN 28 3 1 1 37 3 1 0 0 15 2 1 0 0 20 4 2 0 1 17 12 1 0 0 31 8 1 0 2 24 2 0 0 2 16 8 1 0 1 20 4 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 11 Record 24-5 (16-1) 10-16 (4-12)

Akron Player Cvetinovic Gilliam Marshall Walsh Abreu Treadwell McClanahan Harney Diggs

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 5-7 1-1 0-0 4 11 2 0 0 25 3-6 0-3 0-0 2 6 2 0 3 24 2-5 0-0 0-0 1 4 3 3 1 27 1-8 0-4 1-2 4 3 0 0 0 20 4-9 2-6 6-6 1 16 4 0 1 36 3-6 0-0 1-2 3 7 2 0 0 18 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 12 4-8 1-3 0-0 3 9 0 1 0 18 2-7 1-3 0-0 4 5 3 0 2 20

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

FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN 6-11 0-0 3-6 6 15 2 2 0 31 6-15 0-3 4-5 12 16 0 0 0 37 4-8 0-0 1-2 4 9 1 2 3 26 1-4 0-1 3-4 5 5 4 0 1 24 5-10 2-6 0-0 4 12 0 0 0 39 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3-5 0-0 2-2 4 8 1 0 0 23 0-1 0-1 2-2 2 2 4 0 0 19

Score by Periods Akron ORU

1H 2H TOT 22 39 61 33 34 67

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2012-13 Opponents

WIU Player FG-A 3FG-A FT-A RB TP A B S MIN Emegano 2-7 1-1 1-2 3 6 2 0 1 38 McAvoy 1-3 1-2 0-0 3 3 0 0 0 17 Parks 2-5 0-0 4-6 7 8 1 0 0 35 Tyler 4-8 0-1 1-2 0 9 1 0 0 29 Clark 7-13 5-9 4-4 2 23 1 0 0 34 Packer 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Roberts-Burnett 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 13 Houpt 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 1 1 0 21 Gebru 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 5 McDonald 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 2

2011-12 Season in Review

February 11, 2012 • Tulsa, Okla. (Mabee Center)

Meet the Golden Eagles

Game 30 vs. Akron

Coaching Staff

Game 29 at IPFW

Introduction

Game 28 vs. Western Illinois

2012-13 ORU MBB Fact Book  

Information about the 2012-13 ORU Men's Basketball Team

2012-13 ORU MBB Fact Book  

Information about the 2012-13 ORU Men's Basketball Team

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