Oral Roberts 89, Austin Peay 80

Dominique Morrison scored 21 points and Kevin Ford had 19 for

Oral Roberts, which came on strong in the second half to defeat

Austin Peay 89-80 on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (17-12) shot 65.5 percent (19-for-29) in the

second half after trailing 36-31 at halftime of the nonconference


Oral Roberts took the lead for good with a 17-7 run that made it

50-44 with 12:50 to play.

The Governors (16-13) trailed by three, 65-62, with 5:38 left,

but Warren Niles, who finished with 18 points, hit a 3-pointer for

Oral Roberts and Ford added a layup to make it 70-62.

Morrison and Niles both scored 14 of their points in the second

half, and Ford scored 13 of his. Michael Craion added 16 points and

12 rebounds for Oral Roberts.

Wes Channels scored 25 points and John Fraley had 11 points and

11 rebounds to lead Austin Peay.