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First-half 3-point barrage by Golden Eagles does in Bears

UCA men lose fifth straight

Posted: February 19, 2013 - 11:45pm
Bears' Oliver Wells maneuvers against Golden Eagle defender  UCA Sports Information
UCA Sports Information
Bears' Oliver Wells maneuvers against Golden Eagle defender

TULSA — A flurry of 3-pointers in the first half and solid rebounding throughout the game carried the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles to a 94-65 victory over the University of Central Arkansas Bears in Southland Conference action on Tuesday night at the Mabee Center.

The Golden Eagles (17-10, 12-3) got hot from the perimeter midway through the half and turned a small lead into a large one. ORU hit four 3-pointers over a span of three minutes to push its lead to 26-11 with 10:14 to play. Jarvis Garner answered for UCA with a 3-pointer with 8:29 left in the half, but the Eagles put together another run to go up by as much as 25 before the halftime break.

“Oral Roberts is a strong team," said UCA head coach Corliss Williamson. “You look at their lineup, they have some players. They have the big guys inside, their wing players played well. They really killed us on the boards in the first half and we just never recovered from that."

The loss was UCA’s fifth consecutive and sixth in its last seven games. ORU won its third straight game, with the rematch with UCA coming on March 9 in Conway in the regular-season finale.

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