TULSA, Okla. (AP) Khy Kabellis had 18 points, Paul Miller had a double-double and North Dakota State held off Oral Roberts 82-80 on Wednesday night.
Miller had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Carlin Dupree had 15 points for the Bison (19-9, 11-4 Summit League), who moved a half-game in front of South Dakota with one game to go.
Oral Roberts battled back, after being down 48-36 at halftime, with a Jalen Bradley 3-point play and two free throws from Albert Owens with 1:33 left. But Dexter Werner came up with a big block and the Golden Eagles had to foul three times before Dupree made two free throws with 21.5 seconds to go.
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Werner added two more free throws with 6.7 to go before ORU hit a 3 at the buzzer.
Miller’s jumper tied it at 72, Carlin had a pair of free throws, A.J. Jacobson scored and then Dupree had a standout assist to Kabellis for a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 with 2:19 left.
Owens had 23 points and Bradley 16 for Oral Roberts (8-22, 4-12).