ORU: Sweeps series with South Dakota

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Em­manuel Nzek­wesi with a nag­ging an­kle in­jury, made 32 of its 57 field goal at­tempts and 8-of-20 shots from be­yond the 3-point arc. The Golden Ea­gles also outscored South Dakota 40-24 in the paint.

“All we had to do was play to­gether,” Obanor said. “And I think we did that.”

South Dakota led by six, its largest mar­gin of the game, with 10 min­utes to play in the first half be­fore ORU outscored the Coy­otes 14-4 over the next 4:26 to take a 32-28 lead. The Golden Ea­gles did not trail the rest of the way.

Tris­ton Simp­son led South Dakota with 20 points and nine re­bounds.

ORU swept the reg­u­lar sea­son series against South Dakota and plays at North Dakota State at 7 p.m. Thurs­day.

As­sists: Kearns 5, Jur­gens 4, Malone 4, Weaver, Saunders. Blocks: Saunders. Turnovers: Kearns 3, Obanor 2, Lacis 2, Weaver, Smith, Jur­gens, Saunders. Steals: Malone 2, Obanor, Weaver, Kearns, Saunders.

As­sists: Simp­son 5, Peter­son 4, Umude 3, Kel­ley. Blocks: Umude 4. Turnovers: Umude 3, Kel­ley 3, Peter­son 2, Burch-Man­ning, Johns, Arm­strong, Jech. Steals: Peter­son 2, BurchMan­ning, Simp­son, Johns.

ORU 44 42 South Dakota 39 33

Att.: 1,847. Tech­ni­cals: None. — 86 — 72

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