Minnesota 100, Oral Roberts 80
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—Kris Humphries scored 25 points and outshined two of the nation’s top freshmen to lead Minnesota past Oral Roberts 100-80 Friday night.
Humphries, who leads the nation’s freshman in scoring, scored six points in a 24-6 second-half run that put the game away for Minnesota (5-2). Humphries added nine rebounds, and the Gophers posted their best offensive output of the season.
Oral Roberts boasts Ken Tutt and Caleb Green, who entered the game ranked third and fourth, respectively, in scoring among freshmen. Tutt scored 24 points to lead the Golden Eagles (4-4), and Green added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Moe Hargrow scored eight of his 19 points in Minnesota’s second-half rally, which began with the score tied 59-59.
Humphries took control of the game down low early, scoring eight points in a 22-6 first-half run. Adam Boone hit a pair of 3-pointers in the rally, which helped the Gophers open up a 25-11 lead with 12:20 to play in the half.
Tutt held the Golden Eagles in the game, scoring eight of his team’s first 15 points. Oral Roberts was able to stay with the Gophers despite a scoreless first half from Green, who had reached 20 points and 10 rebounds in three of his previous four games.
Schuyler Thomas picked up the slack, hitting a pair of 3-pointers en route to 12 first-half points. The Golden Eagles rattled off three straight 3-pointers to pull within 37-35 with 3:54 left in the half.
But the Gophers answered with an 11-point run highlighted by a dunk by Hargrow and took a 49-39 lead into halftime.
Green came alive early in the second half, completing a pair of three-point plays in a 13-2 run that pulled the Golden Eagles even with the Gophers at 59-59 with 13:19 to play.
But the Gophers regained control by forcing the action inside and drawingfouls. Five of Minnesota’s first nine points in the rally came on free throws.