Oral Roberts tops Tulsa 77-68

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Obi Emegano scored 18 second-half points and Oral Roberts used a 13-1 run to pull away from Tulsa 77-68 on Saturday, giving head coach Frank Haith a loss in his Golden Hurricanes debut.

Emegano finished with 26, Korey Billbury scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Bobby Word scored 14, including three 3-pointers, and Adrion Webber added 10 points.

Oral Roberts outshot Tulsa 39.6 to 33.9 percent from the field.

James Woodard led Tulsa with 17 points, Rashad Smith scored 13 and grabbed nine rebounds, and Marquel Curtis scored 12.

Trailing 29-25 at halftime, Tulsa used a 9-4 run to lead 34-33 after D'Andre Wright sank two free throws. But Emegano got the hot hand and Oral Roberts regained the lead. Then Word hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Golden Eagles pulled ahead 60-44.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.