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Niles scores 33, Oral Roberts defeats Lamar 91-74

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Warren Niles scored 33 points and Oral Roberts committed just four turnovers in a 91-74 victory over Lamar on Thursday night.

Shawn Glover added 24 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles (11-8, 6-1 Southland), who won their third straight. Damen Bell-Holter scored 15 points and Korey Billbury had 10 assists.

Lamar (2-17, 0-7 Southland) got a career-high 25 points from Keilan Blanks, 18 from Stan Brown and 17 from Donnell Minton. The Cardinals shot 49 percent from the field compared to 47 percent for Oral Roberts, but committed 13 turnovers en route to their seventh straight loss.

The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 12-2 lead that turned into a 37-29 halftime advantage.

Lamar got within 53-48 after a Donnell Minton 3-pointer with 14:35 remaining, but Oral Roberts answered with an 18-2 run to build a 21-point lead with less than 11 minutes to play.

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