CBI 2nd Round
Loyola (Chicago) 86, Oral Roberts 78
CHICAGO (oruathletics.com) – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team was within striking distance with under a minute to go but could not complete a furious comeback as ORU fell 86-78 on the road at Loyola Monday night in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational.
The Golden Eagles were down as many as 17 in the second half, but got within four points with 32 seconds to play.
ORU's season came to an end after shooting just 40 percent (25-62) from the field. For the second game in a row, ORU hit a season high 11 3-pointers in the game, but Loyola made up the difference at the free throw line, connecting on 27-35 from the charity stripe, while ORU hit 17-22 from the line.
shattered his previous career high of 14 with 26 points to lead all scorers. hit late 3-pointers to get ORU back in the game and to get too 22 points for the game. chipped in 10 points.
For Loyola, Earl Peterson was 11-11 from the free throw line en route to 19 points. Montel James added 17 points, Christian Thomas scored 15 and Milton Doyle added 14 off the bench. Although no single player had more than six rebounds, the Ramblers out-rebounded ORU 43-24.