Oral Roberts Rattles Off Sixth Straight Win
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:13 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Feb 20, 2011 12:31 AM CDTGrant Belcher
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
TULSA, Okla. – Dominique Morrison’s performance on Saturday was representative of ORU’s recent performances: it seemed he could do no wrong.
Morrison and the Golden Eagles have been on fire lately, winning their sixth straight with a 79-63 victory against Pacific at the Mabee Center.
Morrison had 29 points (23 in the second half) on an impressive 12-of-17 shooting. He shot 9-of-10 in the second half.
Oral Roberts shot an unbelievable 83 percent as a team in the second half (64 percent on the game).
Pacific started off the game in charge, however, jumping out to a quick 14-5 lead.
But ORU crawled back into it, gaining its first lead on a pair of free throws from Damen Bell-Holter to put the Golden Eagles up 20-19. ORU led by three at the break.
But the second half belonged to Morrison, as he scored 12 of ORU’s 13 points over one stretch including two 3-pointers.
He gave Oral Roberts its largest lead of 20 when he rebounded his own miss and put it back in for a 79-59 advantage with 1:24 left.
Steven Roundtree addd 12 points and four assists for the Golden Eagles, and Bell-Holter and Roderick Pearson both added double digits in scoring.
ORU was 7-of-12 from 3-point range and 12-of-14 from the free throw stripe to go with its impressive field goal numbers.
Nyika Williams led Pacific with 18 points, and Allen Huddleston had 13.
Oral Roberts jumps back into Summit League play looking to extend its win streak against IUPUI on Thursday at the Mabee Center. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m.