Scores

Final

McNeese State 62

(11-20, 9-9 Southland)

Oral Roberts 66

(17-15, 10-8 Southland)

    8:30 PM ET, March 12, 2014

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    MCNS 24 3862
    ORU 28 3866

    Top Performers

    McNeese State: L. Eackles 28 Pts, 6 Reb

    Oral Roberts: K. Billbury 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Oral Roberts holds off McNeese State 66-62

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Korey Billbury and Shawn Glover combined for 35 points as No. 6 seed Oral Roberts held off No. 7 McNeese State, 66-62, in a Southland Conference tournament opener Wednesday night.

    The victory sends the Golden Eagles into a quarterfinal matchup with No. 3 Sam Houston (21-9).

    Oral Roberts (17-15) lost its regular-season meeting with the Cowboys, falling 79-68 at Lake Charles in February when its 13-point first-half lead evaporated in the second half.

    McNeese State (11-20) pulled within three points on a 3-pointer by Ledrick Eackles with 1:22 left and again on an Eackles 3 with 5 seconds left. Glover responded to the first trey by hitting jumper and Bobby Word added a pair of free throws. Billbury answered the second 3-pointer by hitting the first of two free throws.

    Billbury finished with 18 points for Oral Roberts, with Glover adding 17.

    Eackles led the Cowboys with 28 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    ORU
    Points 62 66
    FG Made-Attempted 18-64 (.281) 24-57 (.421)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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