Oral Roberts Advances to Summit League Semis

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:15 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 6, 2011 12:44 AM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff and Wire Reports

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota -- Warren Niles scored 19 points and Dominique Morrison had 18 as Oral Roberts beat North Dakota State 72-65 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament on Saturday night.

The win marked ORU’s ninth consecutive win, and their second win over North Dakota State in that streak.

Niles' 3-pointer with just under a minute remaining gave the Golden Eagles (18-14) a 68-62 lead. He made four free throws to complete the scoring for Oral Roberts.

Damen Bell-Holter added 14 points and seven rebounds, tying Morrison for ORU's high for the game.

TrayVonn Wright led the Bison (14-15) with 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including all three of his 3-point tries. He had seven rebounds for North Dakota State. Michael Tveidt had 14 points for the Bison.

Oral Roberts, the Summit's No. 2 seed, advanced to Monday's semifinals and will face the winner of Sunday's game between IUPUI and UMKC at 8:30 p.m.