Oregon State slips past Oral Roberts 55-42

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Gary Payton II scored 10 points and had four steals to lead Oregon State to a 55-42 victory over Oral Roberts on Friday night.

Olaf Shaftenaar added 12 points for the Beavers (3-0), who took control in the second half.

Bobby Word had 11 points for the Golden Eagles (1-2) while Korey Billbury added 10.

Oral Roberts started off cold, and the Golden Eagles finally scored with a Billbury layup at the 13:38 mark, when they trailed 10-2. That basket started a 15-3 run by the Golden Eagles, who took a 15-13 lead on a Word 3-pointer with 6:11 left in the half.

Oral Roberts led 20-18 at the break, despite shooting 16.7 percent but going 13 of 18 from the free throw line.

The Beavers went on a 12-0 run to open the second half. A Malcolm Duvivier to Payton alley-oop dunk made the score 30-20 with 15:51 remaining.

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