IUPUI 104, ORU 96, 2OT

Friday, February 6th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Odell Bradley scored seven of his game-high 41 points in the second overtime to lead Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis past Oral Roberts 104-96 in a Mid-Continent Conference game on Thursday night.

Bradley was 13-of-20 from the field, 12-of-14 on free throws and had a game-high 13 rebounds for the Jaguars, who scored the game's final eight points.

Akeem Clark added 20 points for IUPUI (14-7, 7-3 Mid-Continent), including a game-tying trey with 4.3 seconds left in regulation.

The Jaguars, who trailed 37-34 at halftime, led 52-47 with 12:21 left before ORU rallied to go ahead 56-54 on Ken Tutt's layup at 9:18. Josh Atkinson's 3-pointer increased ORU's lead to 69-60 at 6:13, but the Jaguars cut their deficit to 74-73 with 1:17 remaining.

After Tutt's basket was matched by Clark's two free throws, ORU's Jonathan Bluitt sank two free throws with 13 seconds left before Clark made the tying trey.

In the first overtime, IUPUI built an 88-83 lead at 1:25. A basket by ORU's Ralph Charles tied the game at 90-90 with 12 seconds remaining.

On IUPUI's ensuing possession, Tutt stole the ball from Bradley and launched a 50-foot shot that clanked off the front rim as time expired.

Bradley scored the first five points in the second OT, but Eric Fowlkes' dunk tied it at 96-96 at 2:56. Brandon Cole's layup and Clark's 3-point play put the Jaguars ahead 101-96 at 1:11.

Tutt paced the Golden Eagles (13-8, 6-4) with 28 points and Atkinson added 15 points.