TULSA, Okla. -- Jalan West scored 18 points, including a free throw with 5 seconds left that put the game out of reach, as Northwestern State survived a late scare to knock off Oral Roberts, 87-83 Saturday.
Shawn Glover hit an Oral Roberts 3-pointer to halve the deficit, 86-83, with 1:10 left to play, but missed a 3-point attempt that would have tied the game with 6 seconds left and the Demons got the defensive rebound.
DeQuan Hicks and Brison White scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Demons (7-11, 3-4 Southland).
Glover scored 32 points and Korey Billbury added another 29, both career highs, in leading Oral Roberts (10-10, 4-3).
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
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