The Golden Eagles won their second 100-point game in a week against Detroit Saturday afternoon giving them a 6-1 record. This is the first back-to-back win under head coach Scott Sutton and the first since 1998.
Hot shooting from Jalen Bradley and Obi Emegano in the second half gave the team a 100-95 win against the Titans. The duo went 10-12 from three-point range and 12-15 from the stripe. Bradley scored career-high of 21 points and seven assists.
“When you know Jalen’s not going to miss anything ever in his life, it does make things easier,” said junior Aaron Young with a laugh.
Young, who found out he was starting minutes before tipoff, also dropped 15 points and three assists.
Although the offense ran past Detroit, the ORU defense struggled to keep up. They were outrebounded 45-38 and had 10 turnovers which the Titans turned into 18 points.
“Thankfully we had one of those nights where we just shot the heck out of the basketball,” said head coach Scott Sutton. “If wasn’t for that and obviously doing a good job getting to the free throw line, there would’ve been a loss this afternoon.”
Foul trouble plagued both teams with four Titans and two Golden Eagles, Brandon Conley and Albert Owens, fouling out in the second half.
Detroit shot 46 percent overall going 39-85 and hit 11-18 free throws. Carlton Brundidge led the Titans with 23 points and two assists.
“We’re feeling good. We’ve got a good record,” said Bradley. “I think it’s been talked about, the best start in a couple of years. So that’s good, but it’s only going to get tougher from here. We’re not going to get too high, but we’re obviously proud of it.”
The Golden Eagle men head back on the road and will be at New Mexico Tuesday and come back to Tulsa for the PSO Mayor’s Cup at the Reynolds Center on Saturday, Dec. 5.