Oral Roberts 58, IPFW 42
TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Robert Jarvis scored 17 of his 19 points during the second half to rally top-seeded Oral Roberts past fifth-seeded Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 58-42 in the Summit League semifinals on Monday night.
The Golden Eagles (23-8) advanced to the league tournament championship game for the fourth consecutive year. Oral Roberts, which has won the past two conference tournaments, will take on IUPUI, which beat Oakland (Mich.) 80-65 in the second semifinal game.
Jarvis, the Summit League’s sixth man of the year, scored 10 points in the final 3:35 to help the Golden Eagles pull away after they trailed most of the game.
Jaraun Burrows, who was 9-of-11 from the field, paced the Mastodons (13-18) with 20 points and 10 rebounds, but was scoreless over the last nine minutes.
IPFW led 38-31 with 11:50 remaining but was outscored 27-4 during the rest of the game.
Marcus Lewis’ basket with 7:20 left gave Oral Roberts its first lead, 40-39, with 7:20 left. Twelve seconds later, Demetrius Johnson made one of two free throws to tie the game at 40.
Shawn King’s hook shot put Oral Roberts ahead to stay at 42-40 with 5:45 remaining. Lewis followed with a basket at 4:56 and Jarvis sank his third trey for a 47-40 lead at 3:35.
After making one of two free throws, Jarvis came up with a steal and layup for a 50-40 advantage.
DeWitt Scott answered with IPFW’s only field goal of the final 11:50 and Oral Roberts sealed the outcome when Jarvis made 3-of-4 free throws with 1:32 left after he was fouled. The IPFW bench was assessed a technical.
Oral Roberts outrebounded IPFW 45-30, including 11 from King, who also had 10 points and three blocked shots.