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November 17, 2013

NSU men win to open new center; women lose

(Continued)

Other games:

BACONE (M) 88, MCPHERSON 66 – The Bacone Warriors never trailed on Saturday as they rolled to a victory over McPherson College at the Palmer Center.

For the game the Warriors (2-4) knocked down 55 percent (31-of-56) while going 20-for-26 at the free throw line.

Derrick Thomas paced the Warriors attack with 23 points, Christian Smith finished with 18 points and 12 boards and Geo Brewer pumped in 17.

Bacone (2-4) travels to face Southwestern College on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

MISSOURI ST. 96, TU (M) 93  – Shaquille Harrison scored 21 points, including 16 in the second half, but it was not enough as the Tulsa men’s basketball team fell to Missouri State on Saturday at JQH Arena.

Rashad Smith scored 19 points and D’Andre Wright had 11 points for the Hurricane (0-2), which shot 49 percent from the field, making 29-of-59 shots. TU also connected on 79 percent of its free throws, going 30-38 from the line. Smith alone made 9-of-11 free throw attempts.

ORU 82, TEXAS STATE 65 – A hot shooting night, including a 10-15 mark from 3-point range, led the Oral Roberts University men’s basketball team past Texas State on Saturday at the Mabee Center.

Obi Emegano set a new career high with 27 points for the Golden Eagles (2-1), including a 4-6 mark from 3-point range and shot 9-12 overall. The 27 points topped his previous career best of 25, scored against Eureka while he was at Western Illinois.

LEBETTE (Kan.) 84, CONNORAS (W) 76 – Connors State Cowgirls rallied from a 20-point deficit late in the second half against Lebette County, cutting the Lady Cards lead to five points, only to fall short 84-76 in the Coffeyville Classic Saturday.

The loss drops the Cowgirls to 2-4 on the season heading into Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play at 6 p.m. Thursday against Western Oklahoma State College at Melvin Self Field House.

Destinee Thrash led the Cowgirls’ scoring with 20 points with Johnesha Major and Jessica Dalman adding 11 points each.

OSU (W) 87, N. COLORADO 51 –  Tiffany Bias scored 18 points and dished out seven assists as No. 20 Oklahoma State defeated Northern Colorado on Saturday.

There was a moment of silence prior to the game to honor four lives lost in a plane crash on Nov. 17, 2011; former head coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna and former state Sen. Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula.

Bias made 6 of 10 shots for Oklahoma State (3-0). LaShawn Jones scored 17 and Brittany Atkins added 14. Bias became the third Oklahoma State player (12th in the Big 12) to record 600 career assists.

ARKANSAS (W) 74, FURMAN 45 – Kelsey Brooks led the way as one of four Razorbacks to reach double-digit scoring, as the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team (3-0) earned a win over Furman (1-2) inside Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.

Brooks finished the day with 16 points on 70 percent shooting (7-for-10), as the freshman finished with her third straight game scoring in double digits. Fellow freshmen Jessica Jackson (13) and McKenzie Adams (12) also reached double figures, as well as senior Keira Peak (11).

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