Scores

Final

Marquette 73

(3-1, 1-0 away)

Oral Roberts 70

(1-2, 1-2 home)

    9:30 PM ET, November 25, 2005

    Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska

    1 2 T
    MARQ 32 4173
    ORU 32 3870

    Top Performers

    Marquette: S. Novak 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Oral Roberts: C. Green 28 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Marquette 73, Oral Roberts 70

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Ousmane Barro scored six points to key a late run and Marquette hung on to defeat Oral Roberts 73-70 Friday night in the semifinals of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

    No team led by more than six until Marquette (3-1) went on a 10-1 run to take its biggest lead, 66-55, with 3:03 remaining. Barro, who played just 16 minutes and fouled out with 2:50 remaining, hit two baskets and two free throws in the run.

    Oral Roberts (1-2) closed to 72-70 with 10.5 seconds remaining when Andrew Meloy hit one of two free throws.

    After Marquette's Dominic James hit the second of two free throws with 9.7 seconds left, Oral Roberts had one more chance to tie. But guard Jonathan Bluitt missed a 3-pointer with five seconds left and Marquette ran out the clock.

    James finished with 15 points but shot just 4-for-13 from the field and 6-for-11 from the free throw line. Barro and Steve Novak added 12 and Dan Fitzgerald finished with 11.

    Caleb Green scored 28 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for Oral Roberts. His dominating play inside and 16 first-half points helped forge a 32-32 halftime tie.

    Ken Tutt had 21 points for Oral Roberts.

    Marquette will play the winner of Monmouth-South Carolina for the tournament championship Saturday. Oral Roberts will play the loser.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MARQ
    ORU
    Points 73 70
    FG Made-Attempted 25-61 (.410) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 3-17 (.176)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 21-28 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 4

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