South Dakota State hangs on to beat ORU 76-72
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Cody Larson scored a career-high 27 points and had 12 rebounds to lead South Dakota State to a 76-72 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday night.
Korey Billbury hit back-to-back 3s to pull Oral Roberts within 73-72 with 13 seconds left. South Dakota State’s George Marshall answered with a pair of free throws. Billbury missed a contested 3-pointer but Zach Horstman made a free throw to seal it for the Jackrabbits.
Larson shot 9 of 16 from the floor and made 9 of 12 free throws. Deondre Parks scored 18 points and Jake Bittle chipped in 13 for South Dakota State (15-7, 6-2 Summit League), which has won six straight.
Obi Emegano scored 19 points, Billbury finished with 15 and Brandon Conley grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Oral Roberts (10-10, 4-3). The Golden Eagles shot just 10 of 21 from the line.