Burns scores 22, Oral Roberts defeats Western Illinois 87-70
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Deondre Burns scored 22 points on his birthday and Oral Roberts used a late run to turn back Western Illinois 87-70 on Thursday night.
Burns and Abmas had five points apiece when Oral Roberts broke the game open with a 16-2 run. Burns started it with a jumper at the 6:31 mark that put the Golden Eagles up 71-64. Abmas followed with a jumper and then both knocked down 3-pointers.
The Leathernecks got a pair of free throws from C.J. Duff before Emmanuel Nzekwesi scores four points and R.J. Fuqua ended it with a jumper. The Golden Eagls made 6 of 9 shots and led 85-66 with 1:51 to play. Western Illinois went 0 for 5 with three turnovers.