TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Warren Niles scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half to help Oral Roberts pull away for an 87-71 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday night.
Niles scored 16 points in the first six minutes of the second half to spark the Golden Eagles (7-12, 4-3 Summit League) to a 57-41 lead and Southern Utah never challenged after that.
Oral Roberts' biggest lead came at 84-63 on Ken Holdman's layup with 2:22 remaining.
Damen Bell-Holter added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Eagles. He had 14 points in the first half to lead Oral Roberts to a 39-34 lead at the half.
Jackson Stevenett led the Thunderbirds (4-12, 1-5) with 22 points and eight rebounds.
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