Ruder’s 3 in OT lifts Oral Roberts over NDSU 67-66
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Austin Ruder scored 18 points with six 3-pointers, including the game-winning 3 with one second left in overtime, and Oral Roberts beat North Dakota State 67-66 on Thursday night to end a two-game skid.
The teams combined to miss five shots and force six turnovers before Ruder’s 3 put ORU up 64-61 with 49 seconds left in overtime. Paul Miller made two free throws and Tyson Ward’s 3 with five seconds left gave the Bison a 66-64 lead. After an ORU timeout, Ruder hit his winner.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi scored 10 points and Javan White grabbed 13 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (10-17, 4-6 Summit League), who trailed 32-30 at halftime and tied it at 61 at the end of regulation on Nzekwesi’s layup.
A.J. Jacobson scored 16 points and Miller and Ward added 15 apiece for the Bison (12-13, 4-6), who have lost three straight.