February 13, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Obi Emegano and Albert Owens combined for 47 points to lead Oral Roberts to a 72-66 win over Western Illinois on Saturday night.

Emegano made all 12 free throw attempts to total 26 points and Owens matched his career-high with 21 points and five blocks. Kris Martin added 11 points for Oral Roberts (13-14, 5-8 Summit) which has won two straight after losing five consecutive games.

Oral Roberts never trailed and was up 56-51 with 6:55 left.

Jalen Chapman scored five points and J.C. Fuller added a jumper to pull Western Illinois to within two, 60-58, with 4:32 remaining.

Emegano made two free throws and Owens slammed home a dunk to extend the lead to 64-56 with 3:54 left and Emegano and Owens made eight free throws down the stretch to hold off the Leathernecks.

Garret Covington hit five 3s and scored 22 points for Western Illinois (9-14, 2-10).

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