TULSA, Okla. -- Warren Niles scored 19 points and Oral Roberts handed Missouri State its first loss of the season, 68-63, on Wednesday night.
The Golden Eagles (5-2) have won five straight and are off to their best start since the 2004-2005 season when they won their first eight games.
Oral Roberts led 36-22 at halftime and maintained that cushion for most of the second half. A Weems 3-pointer with 3:50 left got the Bears within 57-50, and he added another trey with 32 seconds remaining to make it 65-60. A 3-pointer from Anthony Downing brought Missouri State within 66-63 with 8 seconds left before Niles closed it out with a pair of free throws.