- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Devin Patterson scored 21 points to help Omaha stay at the top of the Summit League with an 85-79 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday.

Omaha (14-7, 6-1) got 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals from Tra-Deon Hollins. Tre’Shawn Thurman added 16 points.

Obi Emegano, who entered play seventh in nation in scoring average at 22.7 points, led Oral Roberts (11-11, 3-5 Summit) with 29 points.

Omaha led by nine at the break, 46-37, but Oral Roberts clawed back to take a 72-71 lead on Jalen Bradley’s 3-pointer with 4:34 to go.

Omaha took the lead back on Patterson’s layup, then a pair from the line by Hollins. Emegano made 5 of 6 from the line late - the last to keep Oral Roberts within two points with 39 seconds - but the Golden Eagles didn’t score again.

Hollins hit a jumper with 19 seconds left, and then Patterson made two free throws to seal it.


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