Creighton 65, Oral Roberts 64
TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Booker Woodfox sank a three-pointer with 26 seconds left to lift Creighton over Oral Roberts 65-64 Saturday.
Robert Jarvis, who led ORU with 17 points, made two free throws with 35 seconds remaining to give the Golden Eagles a 64-62 lead.
Jarvis, however, was limping after suffering an ankle injury when he was fouled and had to leave the game.
Nine seconds later, Woodfox made his third three-point shot of the game. It was Creighton’s only field goal in the final 5:37.
ORU’s Adam Liberty and Moses Ehambe each missed long-range jumpers in the last five seconds as the Bluejays (19-8) snapped a four-game road losing streak.
The Golden Eagles (20-7) lost at home for the first time in 13 games this season.
Dane Watts led the Bluejays with 18 points and eight rebounds. Woodfox added 15 points and P’Allen Stinnett scored 14 for Creighton, which led most of the game but never by more than eight points.
The Bluejays led 34-33 at halftime and remained ahead until Jarvis’ basket put ORU up 48-47 with 10:10 remaining.
Thirty-five seconds later, Watts banked in a three-point shot that gave Creighton a 50-48 edge. Woodfox’s three-pointer made it 55-49 with 7:10 left, but a three-point play by Marchello Vealy sparked ORU on a 9-3 run that was capped by Ehambe’s basket that tied it at 58-58.
After Watts made two free throws, Ehambe’s basket tied the game again at 60 with 3:50 remaining.
Creighton made 7-of-18 three-point shots compared to 4-of-23 for ORU.
The Golden Eagles outrebounded the Bluejays 43-37. Lewis had a game-high 10 rebounds.
ORU lost for only the second time in its last 15 games.