TULSA — Shawn Glover had 25 points and nine rebounds and Oral Roberts shot 62 percent from the floor to defeat Nicholls State 90-78 Thursday night.
Warren Niles added 24 points for the Golden Eagles (13-8, 8-1 Southland), who won their fifth straight game and swept the season series with Nicholls State. Damen Bell-Holter had 15 points and Korey Billbury 10.
Fred Hunter led the Colonels (6-13, 5-4 Southland) with 33 points, hitting 11 of 15 field goals and 11 of 14 free throws. He was the only Nicholls State player to attempt a free throw. Amin Torres added a career-high 17 points and Dantrell Thomas had 12 for the Colonels, who lost despite shooting 54 percent from the field.
After a first half that featured 12 ties and four lead changes, Oral Roberts slowly pulled away and led by as many as 14 points when Mikey Manghum scored inside to make it 84-70 with 3:05 remaining.
OSU's Smart on Tisdale Award watch list
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State freshman Marcus Smart is one of 12 players named to the watch list for the 2013 Wayman Tisdale Award.
The award is named after the Oklahoma native, University of Oklahoma All-American, Olympic gold medalist and 12-year NBA veteran Wayman Tisdale. It’s presented to the top freshman in college basketball.
The winner is chosen by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the award will be presented April 15 during a ceremony at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.