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Oral Roberts Smashes IUPUI in Record-Breaking Fashion

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Originally Published: Feb 13, 2010 4:26 PM CDT

Andrew Topps
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Oral Roberts never trailed and made quick work of IUPUI, defeating the Jaguars 114-43 Saturday. ORU set a new team record in steals with 32 and forced 47 IUPUI turnovers. The 114 points and 71-point victory are the second largest margins in school history.

Kevi Luper almost outscored IUPUI by herself finishing with 34 points. Savanna Buck and Alex Adekunle chipped-in 16 points each while Jaci Bigham added 13.

The Golden Eagles (17-8, 11-3) jumped out to a 21-2 lead and the rout got even worse from there. ORU led 54-14 at halftime.

IUPUI (2-22, 1-12) managed very little offense in the second half. The Jaguars were held scoreless for nearly four minutes to open the second half. Meanwhile ORU capitalized by going on an 18-0 run to push its lead to 72-14.

IUPUI shot just 30 percent from the floor while ORU shot 50 percent from the 3-point line, connecting on 11 of its attempts. The Golden Eagles also went 33-of-37 (89 percent) from the free throw line.

Briannica Tye had 12 points for the Jaguars.

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