Oral Roberts 67, Akron 61
Dominique Morrison’s double-double helped Oral Roberts run its
home winning streak to 23 games with a 67-61 victory over Akron on
Morrison led the Summit League regular-season champion Golden
Eagles (25-5) with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Damen Bell-Holter
scored 15 points and Warren Niles 12 in the BracketBusters
Alex Abreu’s 16 points led the Zips (19-8), whose eight-game
winning streak ended. Nikola Cvetinovic added 11.
In winning its fifth in a row, Oral Roberts piled up a 28-13
lead with 4:42 left in the first half. The Golden Eagles were up
33-22 at intermission.
Cvetinovic’s layup pulled the Zips within 50-49 with 8:16 to
play. But Oral Roberts responded with a 10-2 run built around two
baskets by Morrison to go ahead 60-51 with 4:51 to play.
The Golden Eagles outrebounded the Zips 41-26 and outshot them
46 percent to 41 percent.