March 9, 2010

(2) IUPUI - 69, (3) ORU - 65

Game Summary
IUPUI built up a lead as big as 21 before relinquishing all of it and actually trailing by 1. Oral Roberts used 10 steals and 13 offensive rebounds to come clawing back through the second half. Unfortunately it wasn't enough, and the Jaguars were able to punch their ticket to the Summit League Finals Tuesday night against Oakland. IUPUI's "Big Three" (Robert Glenn, Alex Young, and Leroy Nobles) had 18, 16, and 17 respectively in the win. Billy Pettiford added 5 steals and 8 rebounds

It was over when…
...Everyone thought it was over when IUPUI built a 21-point lead, but the game truly was out of reach when John Ashworth hit two freethrows in the final minute to put the Jags up three possessions. 

Player of the Game
Leroy Nobles, IUPUI
17 points (6-9 FG, 4-5 3P, 1-3 FT), 5 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL
He didn't have the most of any one category, but Leroy was able to hit threes when his team needed it.

Stat of the Night
The Jags out-shot ORU 50%-25% from deep, but were a miserable 56.3% from the line.

What This Win Means...
IUPUI has got to pick up their freethrow shooting if they want to be Summit League Champions. That being said, IUPUI will be the Summit League Champion. Robert Glenn is very tough inside, and far too athletic for Benson of Oakland.

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