ORU Loses In OT

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 8:56 pm
By: News On 6

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) Erik Kangas hit 2-free throws with four-tenths of a second left and Oakland edged Oral Roberts 85-84 in overtime Saturday night.

Vova Severovas, playing his last regular-season game, led the Golden Grizzlies with 20 points, while Kangas had 19. Rick Billings, another senior, added a season-high 14 points.

Caleb Green had 24 points for Oral Roberts. Despite the loss, the Crusaders finished with the best record in the Mid-Continent Conference at 12-2. Oakland was second at 10-4.

Oral Roberts and Oakland will be the top two seeds in the Mid-Con tournament, which begins next Saturday.