South Dakota State (18-6, 10-2 Summit League) asserted itself as the front-runner with a 15-2 lead inside the game's first seven minutes, precipitated by three turnovers and 1 of 7 shooting by Oral Roberts (20-5, 12-1). South Dakota State led 34-23 at halftime.
Oral Roberts had been undefeated in conference play coming into the game, having won 19 consecutive Summit League games dating to last season, but was undone by 3 of 13 3-point shooting and 15 turnovers.
In the second half, the Golden Eagles would get no closer than 11 in the second half and trailed by as many as 20.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.