Oral Roberts 79, Southern Utah 57

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 10:19 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Caleb Green scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds to help lead Oral Roberts past Southern Utah 79-57 in a Mid-Continent Conference game Saturday night.

Green, who was held scoreless until nearly midway through the 1st-half, moved into the No. 2 spot on the Mid-Continent career scoring list with 2,302 points. He was 7-13 from the field and 7-8 on free throws.

Moses Ehambe came off the bench to score 16 points for the Golden Eagles (18-8, 10-1), going 5-7 on 3-point shots. He scored 10 points in the 2nd-half to fuel a run that broke open a tie game.

After Steve Barnes, who led Southern Utah (15-10, 5-5) with 14 points, sank a trey to knot the score at 37 early in the 2nd-half, ORU outscored the Thunderbirds 32-6 over the next 13 minutes.

A Shawn King basket gave ORU a 39-37 lead, and Ken Tutt scored all 7-of his points during the next 3-minutes to increase the Golden Eagles' advantage to 50-40. The Thunderbirds were never closer than 10 points again.

Oral Roberts had its biggest lead at 79-51 after an Adam Liberty trey with 3:35 remaining.

The Golden Eagles, who outrebounded Southern Utah 38-28, swept the two-game season series with Southern Utah and have won 10 straight over the Thunderbirds dating back to 2003.

Green had 15 points in the first half to help ORU take a 37-34 lead into intermission.

Neither team led by more than 5-points during the 1st-half.