Originally Published: Jan 4, 2010 11:58 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
BROOKINGS, South Dakota -- Jaci Bigham scored a career-high 34 points as Oral Roberts knocked off South Dakota State by a score of 81-72 on Monday night.
The Golden Eagles (9-6, 3-1) handed the Lady Jacks their first home loss in Summit League play. South Dakota State was 19-0 at home in at Frost Arena prior to Monday night’s contest.
Bigham torched the nets, finishing 13-of-17 from the field, 6-of-7 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. The freshman guard nearly posted a triple-double, handing out eight assists and grabbing eight rebounds.
Kevi Luper finished with 20 points, five steals and three assists. Jordan Pyle recorded 14 points off 6-of-8 shooting and pulled down a team-high nine boards.
ORU shot 65 percent (20-of-31) from the field in the first half and 70 percent (7-of-10) from 3-point range.
For the game, the Golden Eagles were 31-of-61 (51 percent) from the field and 10-of-23 (44 percent) from beyond the arc.
The Golden Eagles return to play against IPFW on Saturday at the Mabee Center.
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.