Balanced scoring attack pushes Oral Roberts past UMKC 75-47
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Four Oral Roberts players scored in double figures Thursday night as the Golden Eagles rolled over Missouri-Kansas City 75-47.
Oral Roberts (13-5, 8-0) won its seventh straight game and sits atop the Summit League standings.
UMKC’s 47 points were the lowest output of the season for the Kangaroos (7-14, 2-6), and the 28-point defeat was their biggest losing margin. No. 2 Kansas and Missouri both managed to beat UMKC by only 23.
Oral Roberts trailed once, on a 3-pointer by UMKC’s Brian Gettinger 1:24 into the game that made the score 3-2. By halftime, though, the Golden Eagles had built a 42-19 lead.
The biggest margin came with 4:48 left in the game on a basket by Andre Hardy that made it 71-35.
Adam Liberty led Oral Roberts with 16 points, Robert Jarvis and Moses Ehambe had 12 each and Shawn King added 11.
Nathan Balch was the only Kangaroo in double figures with a career-high 12 points.