Scores

Final

Houston Baptist 55

(3-10, 0-1 Southland)

Oral Roberts 88

(7-7, 1-0 Southland)

8:30 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Mabee Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1 2 T
HBU 28 2755
ORU 33 5588

Top Performers

Houston Baptist: C. Joyce 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl

Oral Roberts: B. Word 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Oral Roberts pulls away from Houston Baptist 88-55

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Bobby Word scored 20 points and fueled a second half run with five unanswered 3-pointers as Oral Roberts defeated Houston Baptist 88-55 in their conference opener Thursday night.

The Golden Eagles (7-7, 1-0 Southland) trailed much of the first half but took a 24-23 lead on a Korey Billbury free throw with 3:05 to go and built a 33-28 advantage that they took into the break. Midway through the second half, Oral Roberts put the game away with 20 unanswered points, 15 of them from the five straight 3-pointers by Word.

Shawn Glover contributed 16 points and Billbury had 15 for the Golden Eagles, who shot 48 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 from beyond the arc.

Houston Baptist (3-10, 0-1) is playing its inaugural season in the Southland Conference.

Cody Joyce and Tyler Russell led the Huskies with 10 points apiece.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HBU
ORU
Points 55 88
FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 30-63 (.476)
3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 9-20 (.450)
FT Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 19-25 (.760)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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