ORU Shocked In Summit League Semis - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

ORU Shocked In Summit League Semis

Posted: Updated:

Terell Parks knocked down the game-winning jumper with 26 seconds left as Western Illinois knocked out top-seed Oral Roberts in the semifinals of the Summit League tournament Monday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Leathernecks (18-13) blew a seven point second half lead, then rallied from down eight to shock the Golden Eagles, who had lost only six games all season.

ORU (27-7) led 26-20 late in the first half before Western Illinois scored the last seven points of the first half and the first four of the second half to lead 31-26. The Leatherneck lead would grow to 36-29 before the Golden Eagles ripped off a 20-to-5 run to lead 49-41 on Dominique Morrison's jumper at the eight minute mark.

But, ORU scored just two points and shot 0-for-4 from the field over the game's final 7:21.

Morrison finished with 23 points to lead the Golden Eagles. Warren Niles added 11. Parks led Western Illinois with 14 points.

The loss likely means ORU is NIT bound despite a 27-and-7 record. Meanwhile, Western Illinois is still alive and will play Tuesday night against the winner of the other semifinal game between tournament host South Dakota State and Southern Utah.

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.