Emegano, Billbury lead Oral Roberts past NMSU
TULSA, Okla. -- Obi Emegano scored 24 points and Korey Billbury added 21 to lead Oral Roberts to an 86-83 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.
The Golden Eagles (3-4), who came into the game shooting just 35.5 percent, hit 56 percent of their shots and scored 25 points over their average.
Oral Roberts, playing its first game since Dec. 1 after their scheduled game last Sunday was postponed because of a power outage in Tulsa, trailed 36-32 at halftime. But the Golden Eagles, hitting 65.4 percent of their shots in the second half, went on a 26-8 run to take a 10-point lead with 9:34 left. New Mexico State scored six straight to close within 80-76 with 1:28 left but six Oral Roberts free throws down the stretch were enough to win.
The Aggies had six players score in double figures led by Ian Baker with 15 points.