TULSA, Okla. -- Warren Niles was efficient during his time on the court Wednesday night, leading the way for Oral Roberts with 29 points on 11 of 12 shooting including seven 3-point buckets in a 90-41 blowout over visiting St. Gregory's.
Niles was 7 of 8 from beyond the arc and played only 24 minutes. He tied his career-high for 3-pointers made in a game, missing the all-time school record which belongs to Chris Riouse who made 10 in 2006 against Oakland.
Oral Roberts (1-1) flipped the nets at a blistering pace, shooting 56.1 percent from the field against St. Gregory's (1-2), an NAIA school. Cavaliers' players will want to forget their own shooting percentage, making only 14 of 49 for a dismal 28.6 percent. The Golden Eagles were 15 of 18 from the free-throw line.
Fayzon Richey scored 21 points and pulled four rebounds in the loss for St. Gregory's.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.