HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Shawn Glover and Warren Niles scored 17 points apiece and Oral Roberts beat Sam Houston State 65-61 in overtime Saturday, taking sole possession of second place in the Southland Conference.
The Bearkats (11-7, 4-2) led 26-23 at halftime. The Golden Eagles outscored them in the second half, shooting 54.5 percent, while the Bearkats shot 45.8 percent in the half. At 3:48, the Bearkats were up 51-48 and led by as much as five down the stretch. With 58 seconds to play, Bell-Holter hit a layup to get within one, 55-54. With four seconds remaining, Glover made one free throw to tie the game at 55, but missed the second.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|