Scores

Final

Oakland 63

(12-10, 5-1 Horizon)

Oral Roberts 73

(14-7, 6-0 Summit)

    8:05 PM ET, January 25, 2007

    Mabee Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    OAK 29 3463
    ORU 34 3973

    Top Performers

    Oakland: D. Nelson 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    Oral Roberts: M. Vealy 17 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Oral Roberts 73, Oakland 63

    Associated Press

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Marchello Vealy had 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as he came off the bench to propel Oral Roberts past Oakland 73-63 on Thursday night.

    Vealy, who was 6-of-8 from the field, had missed the previous two games with a groin injury. He scored 12 of his points in the final 16 minutes after ORU, which led most of the game, fell behind 42-39.

    Caleb Green scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles (14-7, 6-0 Mid-Continent), who broke a tie with Oakland (12-10, 5-1) to take over the lead in the Mid-Continent Conference.

    Derick Nelson paced the Grizzlies with 19 points and Vova Severovas added 12 points.

    Shawn King's layup with 10 minutes left snapped a tie and gave ORU a 48-46 lead it never relinquished.

    Oral Roberts was leading 56-52 with 5:03 left when Severovas missed two free throws and Ken Tutt followed with a trey and Green sank a shot off his own miss to stretch the advantage to 61-52. Oakland could not get closer than seven points during the rest of the game.

    Oakland (12-10, 5-1) trailed for the first 22 minutes of the game until taking its first lead, 36-34, on a basket by Nelson that capped a 15-0 run late in the first half.

    The Golden Eagles, who have won eight in a row, shot 55 percent from the field compared to 40 percent for Oakland.

    Oral Roberts outrebounded Oakland 38-29.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OAK
    ORU
    Points 63 73
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 28-51 (.549)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 7-13 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 10-18 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 13

    2006-07 Season

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