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Oral Roberts Beats Loyola Marymount 75-66

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LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 16:  Edgar Sosa #10 and Samardo Samuels #15 of the Louisville Cardinals defend against Warren Niles #13 of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Freedom Hall on December 16, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

LOUISVILLE, KY – DECEMBER 16: Edgar Sosa #10 and Samardo Samuels #15 of the Louisville Cardinals defend against Warren Niles #13 of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Freedom Hall on December 16, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Warren Niles scored 33 points and Oral Roberts beat Loyola Marymount 75-66 Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.

Niles was 11 of 15 from the field, including 5 for 6 from 3-point range, for the Golden Eagles (3-1). He made all six of his free-throw attempts. Damen Bell-Holter added 13 points and eight rebounds for Oral Roberts, and Steven Roundtree contributed 10 points.

Anthony Ireland led the Lions (2-2) with 30 points, making 4 of 5 shots behind the arc. Ashley Hamilton scored 15 points and Ayodeji Egbeyemi added 10 points for LMU.

ORU led 30-27 and built a lead as big as 18 points before Loyola Marymount closed in. The Golden Eagles shot 52 percent from the field — 64 percent in the second half.

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