Oral Roberts Tops IUPUI, Wins Summit

Third straight league title gives Golden Eagles trip to NCAAs
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 12:20 AM CDT
IUPUI guard Austin Montgomery looks for a passing lane around Oral Roberts guard Adam Montgomery during the second half of the Summit League men's basketball tournament championship game in Tulsa, Okla.,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Moses Ehambe led Oral Roberts to a 71-64 victory over IUPUI to win the Summit League tournament title and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Ehambe scored 24 points and hit seven 3-pointers. Robert Jarvis, the nation’s top-scoring reserve, added 16 points for the Golden Eagles, who have now won their conference for three straight years, according to the Associated Press.

Oral Roberts jumped ahead of IUPUI early but the Jaguars rallied back to within striking distance by half time. Ehambe came out of the break on fire, hitting three 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the half. IUPUI was able to weather the storm and respond, even taking a lead, but it didn’t hold, and the Golden Eagles emerged victorious.