TULSA, Okla. -- Warren Niles opened the game with three straight 3-pointers and finished with 25 points as Oral Roberts defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 56-51 Saturday night.
Oral Roberts shot just 39 percent but held a significant advantage at the free-throw line, hitting 16 of 23 foul shots while the Islanders went 4 for 4.
The Golden Eagles scored the first eight points of the second half to go ahead 39-25 but later went 11:14 without a field goal as the Islanders pulled within 43-42 at the 4:32 mark. A basket by Niles ended the drought and started a 10-4 run to push the lead to 53-46 with 14 seconds left.
Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season.
Coach Gilmore on CWS win: 'It's indescribable' Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore reflects on his 21 years as head coach and is proud of how far the program has come.
Two late June events provided a great start on the 2020 class and a look at some new 2019 talent.
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