LAS VEGAS (AP) Korey Billbury’s three-point play with 5.6 seconds left gave Oral Roberts a 69-66 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday in the Middleweight Bracket of the MGM Grand Main Event.
Milwaukee’s Cody Wichmann converted two free throws with 2 seconds left, but Oral Roberts’ Denell Henderson sealed it with two of his own.
Obi Emegano scored 20 for Oral Roberts (2-3) and Billbury finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
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Henderson’s three-point play midway through the second half gave Oral Roberts a 15-point lead.
Steve McWhorter scored 21 points for Milwaukee (2-4) and JeVon Lyle had nine.
McWhorter made two 3-pointers during a 13-4 run to pull Milwaukee within 54-48 and made another at the 2:59 mark to cut it to 60-57. Lyle made two free throws to tie the game at 64 with 29 seconds left – the closest Milwaukee had been since it was tied at 20.