Oral Roberts defeats North Dakota State 89-80
Thursday, January 5, 2012
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Dominique Morrison scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Oral Roberts to an 89-80 victory against North Dakota State on Thursday night.
Damen Bell-Holter had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (13-4, 5-0 Summit League), who won their sixth straight game. Michael Craion added 14 points and Warren Niles 12.
Taylor Braun scored 25 points and Lawrence Alexander added 16 points and seven assists for the Bison (10-4, 3-2).
North Dakota State was within three points with two minutes remaining when Craion and Morrison hit consecutive baskets to give Oral Roberts an 85-78 cushion. Morrison Bjorklund's bucket with 49 seconds left made it a five-point game, but with the Bison forced to foul, Morrison protected the lead with four free throws.