Obanor scores 28, ORU beats Denver 78-65 to halt skid
The Golden Eagles made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 1:11 to clinch the victory.
The Golden Eagles led throughout and had a 38-22 lead at the break. They pushed the advantage to 60-39 midway in the second half after Obanor drained a 3. Denver’s Joe Rosga, who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, answered with a 3-pointer that started the Pioneers on a 24-11 run, closing to 71-63 with 1:11 left. Rosga was 5 of 7 from deep.
ORU scored 16 points off 13 Denver turnovers. The Golden Eagles shot 51 percent (24-47) from the floor while limiting Denver (7-17, 2-8) to 23-of-58 shooting (40 percent).