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NCAA Game Summary - Sam Houston State vs. Oral Roberts



(Thursday, March 14)

Final Score: Sam Houston State 58, Oral Roberts 55

Katy, TX (Sports Network) - The No. 6 seed Sam Houston State Bearkats earned the upset victory over the No. 3 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles by score of 58-55 in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they will face No. 2 Northwestern State.

The Bearkats (17-16, 8-10 Southland) have won two in a row in the tournament after a two-game slump to end the regular season. Paul Baxter scored 13 points and Terrance Motley added 12 for the Bearkats in the win.

For the Golden Eagles (18-14, 13-5), Warren Niles managed 19 points in a losing effort, while Korey Billbury contributed 12 points.

After shooting 60 percent from the field in the first half, the Golden Eagles held a 36-29 lead at halftime.

The Bearkats tightened up their defense in the second half and held Oral Roberts to just 21.7 percent shooting from the field, including 0-of-7 from beyond the arc. Motley hit back-to-back buckets for the Bearkats in the final two minutes to extend their lead back to six after ORU closed to within two points. Despite late efforts from the Golden Eagles, Sam Houston State was able to hold on.

03/15 00:23:09 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 1
DUR 4
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
TAM 0
MIL 5
Final
NYM 11
PHI 2
Final
CIN 4
ARI 5
Final
MIA 3
WAS 4
Final
HOU 8
OAK 1
Final
SFG 7
PIT 5
Final
BAL 4
ANA 3
Final
CLE 2
SEA 0
Final
DET 7
CWS 2
Final
BOS 1
TOR 6
Final
CHC 4
COL 6
Final
TEX 3
NYY 2
Final
KAN 3
MIN 2
Final
LOS 3
ATL 2
Final
SDP 12
STL 1
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
COL
 
3:40pm Today
SDP
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
ANA
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
PHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
CIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
TOR
 
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
PIT
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ATL
 
Final
CHR 1
DUR 4
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR