Claremore Daily Progress

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November 15, 2012

ORU blows out St. Gregory's, 90-41

TULSA — Oral Roberts (1-1) put the clamps on defensively and held St. Gregory's (1-1) without a basket for more than 10 minutes, easing to a 90-41 victory Wednesday night at the Mabee Center.

Warren Niles hit 11-of-12 from the field and 7-of-8 from behind the arc to lead all scorers with 29 points in 24 minutes of action. With his performance, Niles tied his career high with seven treys, and moved from seventh to fifth on the career 3-point list with 207 made.

"Warren is a terrific shooter," said Head Coach Scott Sutton. "I thought he only took one questionable shot, and passed up four or five shots that he should have shot. We have been stressing to the guys to share the ball, take good shots and not being selfish and I think that was in the back of his mind."

Shawn Glover added: "He (Niles) does that every day in practice. He's a great shooter, one of the best I've ever seen and it is a luxury to have him on my team."

The blowout victory allowed for plenty of career highs, including career scoring nights from D.J. Jackson (11), Corbin Byford (8), as well as Brandon Conley and Korey Billbury, each of whom had six points. Jackson also had a team-high five assists on the night.

ORU shot 56 percent (32-57) for the game, including 18-30 (60 percent) in the first half, and allowed just 17 second-half points on a 5-of-23 shooting effort by the Cavaliers.

"I'm pleased with how we responded," said Sutton. "I thought they tried to defend like we need to every game. This was an important game for our young players to get some experience. I thought it was good for Jordan and Corbin and Brandon to get in and play extended minutes. I thought all of them did a good job and I thought D.J. came in and played really well."

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