Red Raiders Fall to Oral Roberts, 72-56
Jaron Nash contributed six points off the bench against Oral Roberts.
Dec. 22, 2011
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dominique Morrison scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half to lead Oral Roberts past Texas Tech 72-56 on Thursday night.
Morrison had six points in a clinching 9-0 run late in the game. Warren Niles added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (9-4).
Jordan Tolbert led the Red Raiders (5-5) with 21 points and nine rebounds. It was Tolbert's third straight 20-point game and fourth of the season. Robert Lewandowski added 10 points and six rebounds in the loss.
Oral Roberts was not seriously threatened in the second half, but Texas Tech cut its deficit to 58-49 on Jaron Nash's layup with 6:44 left. Niles countered with a 3-pointer, and Morrison followed with a three-point play and another 3-pointer for a 68-49 lead.
Morrison made two free throws to give Oral Roberts its largest lead, 71-51, with 1:15 remaining.
The Golden Eagles rode a 19-2 first-half run, including seven points by Damen Bell-Holter, to a 37-20 halftime lead en route to their first-ever victory over Texas Tech.
Texas Tech returns to action on Dec. 27, when the Red Raiders host Cal State-Bakersfield at 7 p.m. at the United Spirit Arena.
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