ORU Rallies Late But Falls To Missouri State For First Home Loss
Marcus Marshall scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the final four minutes Friday night to lead Missouri State over Oral Roberts 70-67.
Marshall was playing in his first game since a knee injury on Nov. 24 against Hampton.
The score was tied 52-52 with 3:43 to go when Marshall made 1 of 2 from the line. His free throw started a 10-4 run and gave the Bears (8-1) the lead for good.
Jabbar Singleton's basket with 1:57 left brought Oral Roberts to within 57-56, but Marshall answered with a jumper and Jarmar Gulley converted a three-point play to put MSU ahead 62-56 with 45 seconds left. The Golden Eagles (5-5) turned the ball over and were forced to foul from there.
Marshall made all six of his free attempts in the final 32 seconds and Dorrian Williams added two more.