Oral Roberts 76, Seton Hall 74

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PROVO, Utah (AP)—Caleb Green scored a game-high 30 points, including the winning free throws with 2.4 seconds left as Oral Roberts rallied to defeat Seton Hall 76-74 at the BYU Holiday Classic on Thursday.

Green’s free throws capped a heated rally in the final four minutes as the Golden Eagles erased an eight-point deficit.

ORU (6-6) had an inbounds play with 3.2 seconds left and trailing 74-73 when Green, open near the basket, was fouled. Green drained his last pair, which put the 6-foot-8 forward at 12-for-22 on the night.

Ken Tutt added 24 points for the Golden Eagles.

Seton Hall (7-3) was led by Brian Laing’s 17 points, 12 of which came in the second half. He was called for a technical foul for physical play, following a Pirate basket that gave his team a 74-71 lead with 2:10 remaining.

Seton Hall was whistled for three technical fouls: Laing, Stan Gaines and coach Bobby Gonzalez.

The Pirates trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, but closed to within 40-38 at halftime.

Seton Hall had their biggest lead of the night at 67-58 with 5:49 remaining.

Jamar Nutter kept Seton Hall close, scoring 16 first-half points, including four of five 3-pointers.

He failed to score again, missing all four of his shots in the final 20 minutes.

Thursday was the first day of the three-day round-robin tournament hosted by Brigham Young in Provo, Utah.

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 Oral Roberts
C. Green C. Green
9-12,  30 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Seton Hall
B. Laing B. Laing
6-12,  17 Pts
10 Rebs, 5 Assists

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