For the first time this season, David Patrick’s Arkansas Men’s Basketball team trailed at halftime but it out-scored Oral Roberts University (ORU) 57-36 in the second half to secure an 87-76 victory at Bud Walton Arena.
Arkansas scored the first six points of the game to force a quick ORU timeout. The Golden Eagles responded with a 12-4 run to lead 12-10. ORU’s Kevin Obanor hit a jumper at 10:18 gave ORU a 14-13 lead and the Eagles maintained the advantage until midway through the second half.
Obanor scored to open the second half to ORU to tie its largest lead of 12 (42-30). From that point, Arkansas went on a 19-6 run – including a 10-0 spurt – to take a 49-48 lead with 12:49 left. However, ORU responded with a 7-2 run to grab a four-point cushion (55-51) with 11:34 to go. An 8-0 run by the Hogs was answered with a 7-3 run by ORU and the game was tied 62-62 with 8:23 remaining.
Arkansas raced out to a six-point lead and out-scored the Golden Eagles 19-6 over the next 4:33 to lead by nine. ORU go to within six with 1:24 left before Arkansas scored the final five points of the game for the 11-point win.
Moses Moody added 18 points and seven rebounds while JD Notae had 15 points and a career-high three blocked shots with three assists.
Obanor also had a double-double in the game with 21 points and 10 rebounds. RJ Glasper added 14 points, Kareem Thompson 13 and Max Abmas 11.