Scores

Final

Oral Roberts 61

(17-16, 10-8 Southland)

Sam Houston 70

(22-9, 13-5 Southland)

    8:30 PM ET, March 13, 2014

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    ORU 26 3561
    SHSU 33 3770

    Top Performers

    Oral Roberts: K. Billbury 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Sam Houston St: K. Ransom 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Sam Houston beats ORU 70-61 in Southland tourney

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Kaheem Ransom had 19 points and Jabari Peters 17 as third-seeded Sam Houston State defeated No. 6 seed Oral Roberts 70-61 in the second round of the Southland Conference tournament Thursday night.

    Paul Baxter's 3-pointer with 8:20 left in the game capped a 20-7 run and extended the Bearkats' (22-9) lead to 57-41.

    The Golden Eagles (17-16) answered with a 10-3 stretch to close within nine points with 2:59 left. But Peters and Ransom combined to make 9 of 10 free throws in the final 1:18, advancing Sam Houston to a semifinal matchup with No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (17-14) on Friday.

    Baxter was 3 of 3 from 3-point range while Ransom and Peters were each 3 of 5 from distance.

    Korey Billbury had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead Oral Roberts, which returns to the Summit League in 2014-15 after a two-year run in the Southland Conference.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ORU
    SHSU
    Points 61 70
    FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 21-39 (.538)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 9-13 (.692)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 19-24 (.792)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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