BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- D.J. White hit a 7-foot turnaround
jumper with 14.7 seconds left Friday to help Indiana hold on for a
69-68 victory over Oral Roberts.
The Golden Eagles (9-3) had a chance to win it on the last
possession, but Ken Tutt's 3-pointer at the buzzer was long off the
back of the rim. Oral Roberts was led by Luke Spencer-Gardner who
hit six 3-pointers, finished with 20 points and became the 24th
player in school history to top 1,000 career points.White scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and grabbed
11 rebounds to give Indiana (4-6) its second straight victory.
Bracey Wright added 15 points, 11 in the first half.For the Hoosiers, it was nearly a repeat of what happened last
week when Charlotte beat them on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from
midcourt.They led most of the way after using a 9-0 run early in the
first half to break a 9-9 tie.But every time the Hoosiers tried to pull away, Oral Roberts
fought back.Marshall Strickland hit a 3 with 2:34 left, giving the Hoosiers
a 66-62 lead. Oral Roberts answered with a 3 from Spencer-Gardner
and took its first lead since early in the first half when
Spencer-Gardner hit another 3 with 1:29 remaining.Wright, however, drew a foul, hit 1 of 2 free throws and then
grabbed his own rebound. After Indiana called timeout, White posted
up for the winning shot with 14.7 seconds left.Oral Roberts tried to set up a play for Spencer-Gardner but he
was guarded too closely and Tutt's shot was too long.The Golden Eagles' leading scorer, Caleb Green, was limited to
just six points before fouling out with five minutes left.