Niles’ layup lifts Oral Roberts over IUPUI 61-60
TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Warren Niles’ layup with 8.7 seconds left proved to be the game-winner as Oral Roberts rallied for a 61-60 victory over IUPUI on Saturday night.
Niles connected on a floater through the lane only seconds after Robert Glenn’s layup on the other end had given IUPUI a 60-59 lead.
The Golden Eagles (15-12, 10-5 Summit League) rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit behind Michael Craion, who scored 13 points in the second half and four of Oral Roberts’ final six to give Niles’ basket meaning.
Glenn led the Jaguars (18-9, 11-3) with 28 points on 11-of-23 shooting. Craion paced Oral Roberts with 17.