ORU beats UIW

January 23, 2014

A Shawn Glover jumper with 1.2 seconds to go proved the difference as the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team hung on to beat UIW 79-77 in San Antonio, Texas, last Saturday.

ORU (10-8, 4-1) led by as many as 12 in the early going, but was in a tight battle for the majority of the second half.

Glover finished with 24 points, his 12th 20-point game of the season, to lead ORU. Bobby Word connected on six of his seven shots, including all five behind the arc en route to a 17-point effort.

D.J. Jackson scored 14 points, including 10 in the first half, and had seven assists to match his career high.

UIW (14-3, 2-2) was led by Denzel Livingston’s 26 points, while Anthony Horton added 18 on an 8-of-10 shooting night. Ian Markolf and Kyle Hittle each ended with 10 points.

ORU returns home for a pair of Southland Conference games, including 2012-13 regular season champion Stephen F. Austin on January 23 at 7:30 p.m.