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Sweet 16 required. Number 15 seed Oral Roberts stuns Florida 81-78

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Oral Roberts has recorded another concern, becoming the 15th-ranked No. 2 player in NCAA history to advance to the 16th round on Sunday night with an 81-78 victory over Florida.

Mr. Obanor աքս Max Abams ousted the Golden Eagles from 11 points behind to knock out Gators. Oral Roberts, who opened the tournament with shocking indignation in No. 2 Ohio, will try to knock out No. 3 in Arkansas next weekend.

Obanor scored 28 points and regular-season national team striker Abbas finished with 26 points as the Golden Eagles (18-10) closed out the game 25-11 to overcome Florida’s 11-point lead, which was less than 10 minutes away. ,

Oral Roberts joins the Gulf of Florida, these Dunk City boys, as the only 15 seed to reach the 16th round in the tournament history.

Oral Roberts fans inside the Indiana Famers Coliseum chanted “Cinderella” during a post-victory celebration.

The chance to reach the Sweet 16 was a message from coach Paul Mills after his victory in the opening round of the state of Ohio. If they enjoyed beating the Buckeyes, Mills said it would be better to move on to the next round in a week.

They will get that opportunity.

Oral Roberts won 77-76, his first advantage since the end of the first half, in Obanor’s basket in less than 3 minutes. Noah Lock responded for the Gators, but Deshang Weaver, who missed his first five shots, hit an open 3-pointer 80-78, 2:08 ahead.

Florida had a chance, but could not hit well on their last few possessions. The Gators took a few turns, Locke missed from the corner kick և Obanor broke free throws, Tre Mann և Scottie Lewis’s difficult 3-point attempts were off the line.

Mann led the Gators with 19 points (15-10), but remained silent at the end of the second half, failing to score in the last 17 minutes.

Locke finished with 17 points and Colin Castleton and Tyrie Appleby both added 14 to the Gators. After losing in the second round to the NCAA in the third game in a row, այում Florida will feel that they lost it, a lot of anger կլինի will be a disappointment.

Gates fired 55 percent. They outscored the smaller Golden Eagles with 37 points in 37-24 և paint. But Florida made 20 runs, with just three baskets in the last 9ets minutes.

In the previous eight cases of playing in the 32nd round of Seed No. 15, only the Gulf Coast of Florida was able to continue its magical course. In the second round, “Dunk City” defeated the state of San Diego, before losing to “Sweet 16” Florida.

Many times, the joy of pulling the first lap disturbance led to the flight of the second lap. Only Copein State lost less than 10 points in 1997, losing 82-81 to Texas.


One of the biggest decisions of the game was made with a score of 3:11 after Oral Roberts lost 76-75. The Golden Eagles brutally broke Osa Osifo, Florida, the 50% free throw of the season, as soon as the ball landed in his hands. Osifo missed the lead և Obanor scored to give the Golden Eagles the lead.


Florida forced Appleby to the floor after a header from Virginia Tech knocked him out of the game. The goalkeepers also returned to Omar Payne after leaving the field by the decision of the coach. At the beginning of the second half, Payne was sent off in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament for making a blunder against John on Falcerson, Tennessee. Fulkerson suffered a concussion, a fractured face and did not play in the loss to Tennessee in Oregon.

Payne scores four points in 11 minutes.


Earlier this season, the Golden Eagles lost to Arkansas 87-76 on December 20 at Razorbaks.


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