Scores

Final OT

Oral Roberts 72

(10-11, 4-4 Southland)

Nicholls State 73

(9-8, 6-2 Southland)

Coverage: ESPN3

9:00 PM ET, January 30, 2014

David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

1 2 OT T
ORU 32 33 772
NICH 26 39 873

Top Performers

Oral Roberts: S. Glover 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

Nicholls State: D. Thomas 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Nicholls State edges Oral Roberts, 73-72 in OT

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Dantrell Thomas forced a turnover and made the game-winning free throws in the closing seconds of overtime to lift Nicholls State over Oral Roberts 73-72 Thursday night.

Jeremy Smith scored to give Nicholls State a 71-70 lead with 33 seconds remaining in overtime. Thomas then had a steal, but was called for a technical foul. Shawn Glover made both free throws to give Oral Roberts a 72-71 lead with 20 seconds to play. Brandon Conley fouled Thomas, who hit both free throws with 7 seconds left. Korey Billbury missed a potential game-winning jumper with 3 seconds left for Oral Roberts.

Thomas scored a career-high 28 points, made 15 of 18 free throw attempts, and had three steals to lead Nicholls State (9-8, 6-2 Southland). Smith finished with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

Glover scored 26 points and Billbury added 11 to lead Oral Roberts (10-11, 4-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ORU
NICH
Points 72 73
FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 22-49 (.449)
3P Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 24-34 (.706) 24-32 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 26 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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