Oral Roberts Pushes Past UMKC 75-47


Friday, January 25th 2008, 12:11 am
By: News On 6


Adam Liberty scored 16 points and three other ORU players scored in double figures on Thursday night as the Golden Eagles rolled over Missouri-Kansas City 75-47.

Oral Roberts (13-5, 8-0) won its seventh straight game and sits atop the Summit League standings.

UMKC's 47 points were the lowest output of the season for the Kangaroos (7-14, 2-6), and the 28-point defeat was their biggest losing margin. No. 2 Kansas and Missouri both managed to beat UMKC by only 23.

Oral Roberts trailed once, on a 3-pointer by UMKC's Brian Gettinger 1:24 into the game that made the score 3-2. By halftime, though, the Golden Eagles had built a 42-19 lead.

The biggest margin came with 4:48 left in the game on a basket by Andre Hardy that made it 71-35.

Robert Jarvis and Moses Ehambe scored 12 points each for Oral Roberts, Shawn King added 11 and Hardy had 6.

Nathan Balch was the only Kangaroo in double figures with a career-high 12 points.