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Abmas scores 37 to lead Oral Roberts past Omaha 86-75
ORU 86, OMAHA 75

Abmas scores 37 to lead Oral Roberts past Omaha 86-75

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OMAHA, Neb. — Max Abmas had a career-high 37 points as Oral Roberts topped Omaha 86-75 on Sunday.

Kevin Obanor had 27 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for Oral Roberts (5-5, 2-0 Summit League). It was his fifth double-double of the season. RJ Glasper added 10 points for the Golden Eagles.

Abmas hit 7-of-11 3-pointers and shot 13-of-20 overall. It was the second time this season he scored at least 30 points.

Marlon Ruffin had 21 points for the Mavericks (2-10, 0-2), whose losing streak reached six games. La’Mel Robinson added 16 points and seven rebounds. Wanjang Tut had 14 points.

In a game with 11 ties and six lead changes, the Golden Eagles overcame an early 9-2 deficit to finish off a perfect weekend to start Summit League play. Oral Roberts defeated Omaha 95-83 Saturday.

Abmas gave the Golden Eagles a 73-61 lead late, but Omaha scored 11 of the next 13 points to cut its deficit to 75-72.

Obanor provided the dagger, hitting a wide-open 3-pointer from the corner, and Obanor and Glasper combined to knock down eight consecutive free throws to seal the victory.

ORU returns to action next Friday and Saturday when it hosts North Dakota at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

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