Gents Fail To Hold Off Golden Eagles, 85-71
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Tulsa, Okla.—Led by freshmen Caleb Green and Ken Tutt, Oral Roberts went on a 9-0 run to start the second half to take control of the game and defeat the Centenary Gents, 85-71, Thursday night at the Mabee Center.

Green scored 30 points, shooting 11-of-14 from the field and 8-of-12 from the free throw line, and grabbed nine rebounds. Tutt added 17 points, hitting three shots from behind the three-point line, including one in the second-half run.

Jonathan Bluitt notched a double-double, scoring 11 points and dishing out a game-high 11 assists. Josh Atkinson contributed nine points and six rebounds as the Golden Eagles outrebounded the Gents, 33-26.

Andrew Wisniewski took control in the first half, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field, including 4-of-5 from behind the three-point line, to score 19 first-half points. However, he was held to seven points in the second half, finishing with 26 points and three assists.

Shawn Davis enjoyed one of his best games of the season, scoring 12 points and tying for the team high with five rebounds. The Gents struggled from the field in the second half, making only 33.3 percent of their shots, missing all six attempts from the three-point line after making 6-of-11 shots from behind the arc in the first half.

The game was well-played, as the Gents committed only ten turnovers while the Golden Eagles were guilty of 11 mistakes. Oral Roberts enjoyed a significant advantage from the free throw line, hitting 29 of 37 free throw attempts, while the Gents made 19 of 24 attempts from the charity stripe.

Centenary returns to the Gold Dome for the first time in three weeks, hosting preseason conference favorite Oakland Saturday night at the Gold Dome beginning at 7:05 p.m.