Burns scores 22, Oral Roberts defeats Western Illinois 87-70

NCAA Men's Basketball
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MACOMB, Ill. (AP)Deondre Burns scored 22 points on his birthday and Oral Roberts used a late run to turn back Western Illinois 87-70 on Thursday night.

Max Abmas added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (10-8, 3-2 Summit League), Emmanuel Nzekwesi 15 points and Kevin Obanor 10 points.

Burns and Abmas had five points apiece when Oral Roberts broke the game open with a 16-2 run. Burns started it with a jumper at the 6:31 mark that put the Golden Eagles up 71-64. Abmas followed with a jumper and then both knocked down 3-pointers.

The Leathernecks got a pair of free throws from C.J. Duff before Emmanuel Nzekwesi scores four points and R.J. Fuqua ended it with a jumper. The Golden Eagls made 6 of 9 shots and led 85-66 with 1:51 to play. Western Illinois went 0 for 5 with three turnovers.

Zion Young scored 18 points for the Leathernecks (5-11, 2-4), Kobe Webster added 15 and C.J. Duff 13.

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