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Oral Roberts Women Comeback to Defeat NDSU

ORU-NDSU ORU-NDSU

Originally Published: Feb 1, 2010 9:27 PM CDT

Andrew Topps
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Oral Roberts came back from a 16-point second half deficit to defeat North Dakota State 81-75 on Monday. Jaci Bigham had 28 points and Kevi Luper added 23 for the Golden Eagles.

ORU trailed 65-49 with less than 10 minutes to go in the game. The Golden Eagles went on a 25-8 run to overtake the Bison 74-73 at the 2:06 mark, after a Bigham 3-pointer. ORU (15-7, 9-2) did not relinquish its only lead of the contest after that.

NDSU (11-10, 6-5) scored just 10 points in the last 10 minutes of play.

North Dakota jumped out to an 11-3 lead to open the game. The Bison led by as much as 13 points in the first half and took a 42-30 advantage into halftime.

Inger Hodgson and Ashley Samuelson finished with 19 points apiece for the Bison.

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