McBride scores 23; Oral Roberts beats South Dakota 77-62 in Summit League Tournament opener

The Associated Press - March 9, 2024 8:16 am

By The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Issac McBride had 23 points in Oral Roberts’ 77-62 win over South Dakota on Friday night in the opening game of the Summit League Tournament.

Oral Roberts, the tournament’s eighth-seed, advances to face top-seeded South Dakota State in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.

McBride added seven assists for the Golden Eagles (12-18). Jailen Bedford added 19 points while shooting 6 for 16 (3 for 11 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line while also adding six rebounds. Kareem Thompson had 12 points and shot 4 for 8 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 3 of 5 from the free-throw line. The Golden Eagles stopped a six-game skid with the win.

The ninth-seeded Coyotes (12-20) were led by Kaleb Stewart, who posted 18 points and six assists. Bostyn Holt added 12 points for South Dakota. Lahat Thioune finished with 12 points.

Oral Roberts carried a slim three-point lead into halftime, as McBride led the way with nine points. Oral Roberts extended its lead to 77-59 during the second half, fueled by an 11-1 scoring run. McBride scored a team-high 14 points in the second half as his team closed out the win.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

 

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