Oral Roberts 64

(5-5, 1-2 away)

Utah State 65

(5-3, 0-1 WAC)

    9:05 PM ET, December 20, 2005

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    ORU 20 4464
    USU 36 2965

    Top Performers

    Oral Roberts: K. Tutt 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl

    Utah State: D. Pak 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Utah State 65, Oral Roberts 64

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- David Pak dropped in two free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining to push Utah State University to a 65-64 win over Oral Roberts Tuesday night.

    Jaycee Carroll scored 17 points, 15 of them in the second half, for the Aggies (5-3) to go along with 16 from Pak.

    The Golden Eagles (5-5) were led by Ken Tutt with 29 points and Caleb Green with 14.

    ORU took its first lead of the game at 64-63 with 25 seconds remaining on a 3-pointer by Tutt, his fourth 3-pointer in the game's final four minutes.

    ORU's Eric Fowlkes missed a free throw after USU was unable to score.

    Scrambling for a final shot, Pak was fouled and dropped in his only free throw attempts of the game.

    Tutt scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half, shooting 7-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc.

    Trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, the Golden Eagles got to 48-46 with 7:30 remaining when Green wrestled up an inside shot. USU countered with a 3-foot jumper by Carroll and then the teams traded baskets the rest of the way until the game's final hectic moment.

    In the first half, USU ran out to a quick 19-5 lead, keyed by three 3-pointers and a fast break tip-in by Pak. Both teams started off the game shooting poorly, though USU ended the first half shooting 44 percent, compared to ORU's 23 percent, and taking a 36-20 lead at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 64 65
    FG Made-Attempted 25-66 (.379) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 18

    2005-06 Season

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