3 in double digits give Arkansas 62-51 win over Oral Roberts
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP)—Arkansas guard Gary Ervin scored 16 points to lead the Razorbacks to a 62-51 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday.
In all, three Arkansas players—Ervin, Darian Townes and Patrick Beverley— scored double digits for the Razorbacks, who have now won four straight games.
Arkansas (6-1) used a 16-2 run midway through the second half to help it overcome a slow start against the Golden Eagles.
During that scoring run, Townes played a big part with his aggressive play, driving to the basket and coming away with two slam dunks.
Townes scored 14 points and had a team-high four blocks against the Golden Eagles. Oral Roberts (4-3) began the game with a 10-0 run, which included two 3-pointers from senior guard Moses Ehambe.
The Golden Eagles, who built a 10-point lead twice in the game, forced 13 turnovers—eight in the first half alone—but shot just 37.5 percent from the floor overall.
Leading Oral Roberts on offense was Robert Jarvis with 18 points.
Arkansas took its first lead when forward Michael Washington made a long jumper from the top of the key, giving the Razorbacks a 37-36 lead with 12:50 left in the game.
Minutes later, Washington made a 3-pointer from almost the same spot.
Sonny Weems, Arkansas’ third-leading scorer this season, was suspended indefinitely prior to Saturday’s game for academic reasons, coach John Pelphrey said.