Oral Roberts 77, Detroit 73 (OT)
DETROIT (AP) — Obi Emegano scored four of his career-high 31 points in overtime as Oral Roberts was a perfect 8 of 8 from the line in OT to fend off Detroit 77-73 and win its first road game of the season Tuesday night.
Korey Billbury added a clutch 3-pointer to give the Golden Eagles (6-7) the lead for keeps in OT, finishing with 22 points. Bobby Word scored 11, including 6 of 6 at the line where ORU went 33 of 40.
Detroit (6-8) trailed by 10 with seven minutes left in regulation when a Juwan Howard, Jr. 3-pointer started the comeback.
ORU made 9 of 10 free throws in the final minute of regulation but Howard (22 points) and Chris Jenkins (13) drained back-to-back 3-pointers as the Titans scored a field goal on every possession in the last 48 seconds to force overtime at 64-64.
The Titans missed twice in the last two seconds of OT.
Western Illinois 74, Anderson (Ind.) 62
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Jabari Sandifer scored a career-high 16 points and Mohamed Conde notched his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-best 18 rebounds as Western Illinois closed out its nonconference schedule defeating Anderson 74-62 on Tuesday night.
The Leathernecks (5-6) placed four in double figures and had another double-double — Jalen Chapman paring 15 points with 10 rebounds. J.C. Fuller also scored 15.
Anderson (3-7) was led by 16 points and four assists from Justin Jordan, a D I transfer (St. Louis and IPFW). Max Mollaun added 13 points, Nathaniel Acree 11 with four steals, and Nathan Gross 10 points and 10 boards.
Western Illinois took the lead for good early in the first half and led by as many as 18, outscoring the Ravens 32-9 off the bench and 48-18 in the paint.
Cal Poly 71, Fort Wayne 57
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Michael Bolden made 5 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points in Cal Poly's 71-57 victory over Fort Wayne on Tuesday night.
Cal Poly (7-5) never trailed after scoring 13 straight in the opening minutes and held a double-digit lead throughout the second half, leading by as many as 21.
IPFW (7-6) rallied to within 11 with 5:39 left but would get no closer.
David Nwaba had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. His layup with 5:36 left in the first half capped a 12-2 run that put the Mustangs in control for good at 25-14.
Ridge Shipley added 11 points and Brian Bennett 10.
Mo Evans had 15 points and Steve Forbes had 12 to lead the Mastodons. IPFW closed to 59-48 with a 12-2 run but ran out of steam when Nwaba and Brian Bennett made back-to-back jumpers for Cal Poly.