Oral Roberts 67, W. Illinois 60

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 10:06 pm
By: News On 6

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Caleb Green scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday to lead Oral Roberts to a 67-60 win over Western Illinois.

The Golden Eagles (16-8, 8-1) led 27-21 at halftime and never trailed in the second half, when they led by as many as 14 with 11:33 remaining.

Oral Roberts outrebounded the Leathernecks 33-26 and outscored Western Illinois in the paint 32-21.

Oral Roberts shot 51.2 percent from the floor, while Western Illinois shot just 30.6 percent, going 5-17 from 3-point range.

The teams combined to attempt 57 free throws; the Golden Eagles went 22-26 from the line, and Western Illinois converted 25-31.

Ken Tutt added 14 points and 5-rebounds for the Golden Eagles.

Sammy Hunter scored 16 points to lead Western Illinois.