Gill-Caesar connected on four 3-pointers to pace Missouri
(2-1), which went 12-of-21 from long distance. Wes Clark had 14
points and nine assists while Johnathan Williams III added 10
Obi Emegano erupted for 30 points for Oral Roberts (1-1), which
led at the half but struggled after the break against the
vaunted Tigers' defense. No other Golden Eagles player finished
in double figures, with Korey Billbury leading the supporting
charge with eight points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Neither team led by more than six points until 4:17 remained in
the opening half, when a Darian Harris 3-pointer gave Oral
Roberts a 36-28 edge. Missouri fought back to tie late in the
half, but Billbury answered with three seconds left to send the
Golden Eagles into the break with a 40-38 edge.
The lead changed hands five times before the Tigers finally
created some breathing room, as Clark and Tramaine Isabell
connected from long range on back-to-back possessions to give
Missouri a 58-52 edge with just under 11 minutes remaining.
Denell Henderson's layup made it a one-possession game with 5:15
left, but Williams and Deuce Bello buried 3-pointers as part of
a game-ending 13-4 run.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Missouri foes are shooting 14-for-48 from beyond
the arc through three games. ... Gill-Caesar shot 4-of-7 from
3-point range following consecutive 1-for-6 performances in the
Tigers' first two contests. ... Emegano has shot a whopping 31
free throws through two games, connecting on 26 of them.
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