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GAME #11 • JANUARY 3, 2013

ORAL ROBERTS (4-7, 1-0 SLC) SE LOUISIANA (7-5, 0-1 SLC)

GAME #12 • JANUARY 5, 2013

ORAL ROBERTS (4-8, 1-1 SLC) NICHOLLS STATE (9-4, 1-1 SLC)

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Luper crosses 2,500-point mark, Bigham tallies double-double as ORU wins Southland debut

Colonels score four points in the game’s final nine seconds to stun ORU

HAMMOND, La. - Senior Jaci Bigham turned in a masterful effort, finishing with 14 points and 11 assists as Oral Roberts University glided past Southeastern Louisiana, 81-62, in their first ever Southland Conference game.

THIBODAUX, La. - Nicholls State scored four points in the game’s final nine seconds, upending Oral Roberts University by a 69-66 count on Saturday afternoon at Stopher Gym. The loss drops ORU to 4-8 (1-1 Southland Conference).

Bigham wasn’t alone in the victory, as Kevi Luper and Sarah Shelton each accounted for 18 points. Shelton’s outburst set a new career high.

Sarah Shelton paced the Golden Eagles with a careerbest 21 points, while Jaci Bigham scored nine points and added 10 assists.

Luper crossed the 2,500-career point mark with 4:38 left in the opening half. The senior from Adair is just the 48th player in NCAA Division I history to reach the plateau.

Nicholls (9-4, 1-1 SLC) was led by Alisha Allen, who scored 18 points. Jenny Nash added 14, with a dozen markers coming after halftime.

ORU shot 54.7% from the floor, a season-high against an NCAA Division I opponent, and they edged out the Lady Lions on the glass, 37-31.

Nicholls came out on fire, hitting their first four shots. A moving jumper from LiAnn McCarthy with 16:43 on the clock gave the home team an 11-4 lead, forcing a timeout from Misti Cussen.

Misti Cussen’s club got off to a hot start thanks to the court vision of Bigham. The senior assisted on four of ORU’s first six baskets, including a wide open layup by Achilefu at the 12:06 mark that gave the Golden Eagles a 13-6 lead.

Jaci Bigham chipped in 14 points and 11 assists as ORU dominated Southeastern Louisiana in their SLC debut

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But the Golden Eagles rallied with pinpoint shooting of their own. Cooper hit three consecutive three-pointers, capping an 11-3 run with another long distance bomb to give the Golden Eagles a 22-18 lead at the 12:09 mark.

Sarah Shelton’s career-high 21-point explosion was not enough as the Golden Eagles fell in the final ten seconds to Nicholls State

ORU took off on a 15-0 run to grab total control of the game late in the first half. A Shelton basket off of another Bigham feed gave the Golden Eagles a 41-23 lead late in the half, and they took a 41-25 advantage into the halftime break.

The second half was incredibly tight, with the two sides swapping the lead eight times and neither squad leading by more than four points. ORU took their final lead at the 1:11 mark, when Shelton scored on a stick back to give the Golden Eagles a 66-65 advantage.

ORU’s first 20-point lead came with 16:12 left in the game, as Bigham was able to get to the line and hit a pair of free throws that stretched the advantage to 49-28.

After a Nicholls turnover, ORU got the ball back with 25 seconds left and the shot clock off. But the Golden Eagles turned the ball back over to the Colonels, and Allen scored a runner in the lane with nine seconds left to give the Colonels a 67-66 edge. ORU turned the ball over again on the ensuing inbounds play, and Emani White of Nicholls hit two free throws with four seconds left the stretch the lead to three. The Golden Eagles had one final opportunity to send the game to overtime, but Bigham’s 30-foot heave at the buzzer was short and ORU came up on the losing end.

The visitors took their largest lead of the game with 6:32 remaining, when Achilefu canned a short jumper to stretch the advantage to 76-44. The Lions whittled down the margin late in the game, but the final outcome was never in doubt.

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oral Roberts vs Southeastern La. 01/03/13 5:15 p.m. at Hammond, La. (University Center)

FINAL BOX SCORE

Oral Roberts vs Nicholls 01/05/13 2:00 p.m. at Thibodaux, La. (Stopher Gym) FINAL BOX SCORE Oral Roberts 66 • 4-8, 1-1

Oral Roberts 81 • 4-7, 1-0 SLC Total 3-Ptr Rebounds FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF

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Player

03

Cooper, Taylor Buck, Savanna Shelton, Sarah Luper, Kevi Bigham, Jaci Gade, Emma Velkey, Krisztina Key, Christian Daniels, Elisabeth Balla, Bernadett Achilefu, Felecia Team Totals

13 42 15 22 01 04 12 21 23 25

FG % 1st Half: 16-29 55.2% 3FG % 1st Half: 4-8 50.0% FT % 1st Half: 5-9 55.6%

f f c g g

3-10 1-3 7-9 7-13 4-6 0-2 0-0 2-5 0-0 1-1 4-4

1-6 1-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0

29-53

4-12

TP

0-0 3-4 4-6 3-6 6-7 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2

0 4 4 2 1 3 4 2 1 3 4 4 4 0 4 2 0 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 3 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 5 0 4 4 4 3 3 6 19-27 10 27 37 28

2nd half: 13-24 54.2% 2nd half: 0-4 0.0% 2nd half: 14-18 77.8%

A TO Blk Stl

7 2 6 1 18 1 18 1 14 11 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 2 0 9 0

2 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 1 0 2

81 17 21

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 3 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 1

Min

27 24 31 32 32 3 8 18 4 7 14

0 13 200

Game: 29-53 54.7% Game: 4-12 33.3% Game: 19-27 70.4%

Deadball Rebounds 2

Total 3-Ptr Rebounds FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF

Player

02

Gibson, Aja Simmons, Brandi Styles, Elizabeth Hoskins, Jameika Miller, Symone Mims, Taylor Morris, Cierra Harvey, Bianca Pool, Nanna Reyes, Raven Team Totals

51 11 23 24 04 05 33 42 44

FG % 1st Half: 11-27 40.7% 3FG % 1st Half: 0-1 0.0% FT % 1st Half: 3-5 60.0%

f f g g g

4-13 0-4 5-9 5-9 1-6 1-3 4-4 0-1 3-8 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

23-57

0-5

4-5 2-2 0-0 2-3 0-0 1-2 2-7 0-0 5-6 0-0

3 0 3 3 1 4 5 3 0 2 2 5 1 4 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 16-25 11 20 31 23

2nd half: 12-30 40.0% 2nd half: 0-4 0.0% 2nd half: 13-20 65.0%

TP

A TO Blk Stl

1st

2nd

Total

41 25

40 37

81 62

Last FG - ORU 2nd-04:02, SLU 2nd-00:48. Largest lead - ORU by 32 2nd-06:32, SLU None.

116

Cooper, Taylor Buck, Savanna Shelton, Sarah Luper, Kevi Bigham, Jaci Key, Christian Balla, Bernadett Achilefu, Felecia Team Totals

13 42 15 22 12 23 25

FG % 1st Half: 13-30 43.3% 3FG % 1st Half: 4-6 66.7% FT % 1st Half: 5-6 83.3%

12 2 10 12 2 3 10 0 11 0

0 2 5 0 1 4 1 1 0 0

Min

##

Player

24 24 23 26 25 27 26 8 16 1

23

Scott, Jasmine McCarthy, LiAnn Allen, Alisha Babin, KK Nash, Jenny White, Emani Ellis, Syleida Guillory, JonMarie Team Totals

2 3 5 2 3 1 2 0 2 0

0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0

62 14 20

3

6 200

Game: 23-57 40.4% Game: 0-5 0.0% Game: 16-25 64.0%

Deadball Rebounds 5

Total 3-Ptr Rebounds FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF

f 6-8 f 0-1 c 10-13 g 4-15 g 3-12 2-5 0-2 0-1 25-57

3-4 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-2 1-2 0-0 0-0

1-2 0-0 1-2 4-5 3-4 2-2 0-0 1-2

4-11

12-17

2nd half: 12-27 44.4% 2nd half: 0-5 0.0% 2nd half: 7-11 63.6%

TP

0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 3 7 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 5 7 9 17 26 12

A TO Blk Stl

16 4 0 0 21 0 12 0 9 10 7 1 0 0 1 0

6 0 1 1 3 0 2 0

66 15 13

1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

3 1 0 3 1 1 0 1

Min

36 12 33 30 38 23 12 16

2 10 200

Game: 25-57 43.9% Game: 4-11 36.4% Game: 12-17 70.6%

Deadball Rebounds 3

32 34 10 12 00 21 55

FG % 1st Half: 16-29 55.2% 3FG % 1st Half: 4-12 33.3% FT % 1st Half: 2-2 100.0

Total 3-Ptr Rebounds FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF

f f f g g

5-5 4-10 9-13 3-8 5-9 1-6 1-1 0-1

0-0 1-5 0-0 3-6 3-7 1-5 0-0 0-0

2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0

28-53

8-23

5-6

2nd half: 12-24 50.0% 2nd half: 4-11 36.4% 2nd half: 3-4 75.0%

0 4 4 3 0 4 4 3 3 6 9 2 1 2 3 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 8 8 25 33 13

TP

A TO Blk Stl

12 9 18 9 14 5 2 0

1 1 5 5 1 3 0 0

4 3 3 5 1 2 0 0 1 69 16 19

Min

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0

1

8 200

Game: 28-53 52.8% Game: 8-23 34.8% Game: 5-6 83.3%

30 30 40 40 34 17 7 2

Deadball Rebounds 1

Officials: R: Jules Gallien; U1: Fred Steubing; U2: Carey Smith Technical fouls: Oral Roberts-None. Nicholls-None. Attendance: 322

Officials: Metta Roberts, Melanie Davis, Janice Jordan Technical fouls: Oral Roberts-None. Southeastern La.-None. Attendance: 421 Southland Conference opener for both teams Score by periods Oral Roberts Southeastern La.

Player

03

Nicholls 69 • 9-4, 1-1

Southeastern La. 62 • 7-5, 0-1 SLC ##

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Points ORU SLU

In Paint 44 22

Off T/O 19 16

2nd Fast Chance Break 5 10 5 6

Bench 18 24

Score tied - 1 time. Lead changed - 0 times.

2013 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

Score by periods Oral Roberts Nicholls

1st

2nd

Total

35 38

31 31

66 69

Last FG - ORU 2nd-01:11, NICH 2nd-00:09. Largest lead - ORU by 4 1st-12:46, NICH by 7 1st-16:43.

Points ORU NICH

In Paint 34 24

Off T/O 19 18

2nd Fast Chance Break 7 6 7 2

Score tied - 13 times. Lead changed - 14 times.

Bench 8 7

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