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Ind.-Pur.-Indpls 58, Oral Roberts 53


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) _ Matthew Crenshaw made a baseline layup with a minute to go and then connected on four straight free throws to give Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis a 58-53 upset victory over Oral Roberts on Monday in the Mid-Continent Conference men's semifinals.

With its win over the second-seeded Golden Eagles, IUPUI (15-14) advances into its first appearance in the Mid-Continent Conference finals.

The Jaguars, as the tournament's No. 6 seed, will face Valparaiso on Tuesday night in an all-Indiana game that will be televised on ESPN 2.

``This will definitely be the biggest game in our program's history,'' Jaguars coach Ron Hunter said. ``They played their hearts out.''

In a game of poor shooting, IUPUI's 21-of-58 shooting (36.2 percent) was just good enough to knock off the Golden Eagles (17-13), who hit just 17-of-55 shots for 30.9 percent.

The Jaguars' Charles Price scored 19 points to lead all scorers on 8-of-23 shooting. He also pulled down 10 rebounds and made three steals.

Tyrone Tiggs scored 14 to lead Oral Roberts, while Richie Myers and Markuis Barnes added 10 each. The Golden Eagles' Kendrick Moore set a new Mid-Continent tournament record with nine blocked shots.
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