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Oral Roberts cruises to 72-56 win over Texas Tech

AP - Sports

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Dominique Morrison scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half to lead Oral Roberts past Texas Tech 72-56 on Thursday night.

Morrison had six points in a clinching 9-0 run late in the game. Warren Niles added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (9-4).

Jordan Tolbert led the Red Raiders (5-5) with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Oral Roberts was not seriously threatened in the second half, but Texas Tech cut its deficit to 58-49 on Jaron Nash's layup with 6:44 left. Niles countered with a 3-pointer, and Morrison followed with a three-point play and another 3-pointer for a 68-49 lead.

Morrison made two free throws to give Oral Roberts its largest lead, 71-51, with 1:15 remaining.

The Golden Eagles rode a 19-2 first-half run, including seven points by Damen Bell-Holter, to a 37-20 halftime lead en route to their first-ever victory over Texas Tech.

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