TULSA, Okla. -- Warren Niles scored 33 points and Oral Roberts committed just four turnovers in a 91-74 victory over Lamar on Thursday night.
Lamar (2-17, 0-7 Southland) got a career-high 25 points from Keilan Blanks, 18 from Stan Brown and 17 from Donnell Minton. The Cardinals shot 49 percent from the field compared to 47 percent for Oral Roberts, but committed 13 turnovers en route to their seventh straight loss.
The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 12-2 lead that turned into a 37-29 halftime advantage.
Lamar got within 53-48 after a Donnell Minton 3-pointer with 14:35 remaining, but Oral Roberts answered with an 18-2 run to build a 21-point lead with less than 11 minutes to play.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
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