ORU 84, UTA 76 – Free throws down the stretch proved the difference as ORU broke an 11-game postseason losing streak with an 84-76 victory at UT Arlington, Wednesday night in the first round of the CIT.
Including a 9-of-9 effort from the line by D.J. Jackson, ORU got 30 of its 84 points from the free throw line on 42 attempts.
Warren Niles led the way with 24 points as the Golden Eagles matched the most points give up this season by UTA, 21 points above their average.
WRIGHT ST. 72, TULSA 52 – Scottie Haralson scored 13 points and James Woodard added 12 to lead Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane fell at Wright State in the College Basketball Invitational opening round Wednesday at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
The Golden Hurricane ends its season with a 17-16 record. Haralson, meanwhile, ends his career as the third-leading 3-point shooter in school history, with 248 threes, and compiled 1,064 points in three seasons at TU.
NORTH TEXAS 4, OSU 3 – The Oklahoma State softball team lost 4-3 to North Texas Wednesday at the Cowgirls Softball Complex. OSU rallied in the bottom of the seventh but fell short snapping its 12-game winning streak.
Offensively, Tamara Brown was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Tarah Ettinger, Samantha Chrisman and Shelby Davis also picked up hits for the Cowgirls.
Senior starter Kat Espinosa (11-6) struck out 10 batters and only allowed two runs on four hits in her 4 1/3 innings. Reliever junior Simone Freeman (8-7) picked up the loss, allowing two runs on two hits in 2 2/3 innings. She also struck out two.