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ORU tops Omaha behind Billbury’s career night

After a strong 102-86 win over Omaha Wednesday night, the ORU Men’s basketball team hopes to be finding its groove in conference play.

The Golden Eagles were led by a career night from Korey Billbury, who led all scorers with 34 points and chipped in 7 rebounds.

“God is good, I don’t want to take any credit for that I just shot the ball and got on a roll,” said Billbury.

Head coach Scott Sutton said he was extremely proud of the performance and Billbury’s effort.

“It’s a great example of hard work pays off. He (Billbury) has lived in the gym the last week and a half,” Sutton said.

Obi Emegano added 23 points in the win. Omaha’s CJ Carter led his team in scoring with 19 points. ORU had an excellent night shooting the ball from all over the floor. The team shot 58% from the floor overall, 52% from three point range and 90% from the free throw line.

“We thought we could get some good looks,” Sutton said. “We told our guys if we took care of the ball and got enough stops we would score. It’s been a struggle for us to score, so anytime the ball goes in like it did tonight it’s fun to watch.”

With the win, ORU is now tied for first in the Summit league with a 3-1 conference record and 9-8 record overall. The Golden Eagles have now won 5 of their last 6 games and three in a row. The win also puts the Golden Eagles at 6-0 at home on the year.

“We did a lot of good things. Overall it’s a good win and the guys have to feel good headed into Saturday night,” said Sutton.

They will try to keep the winning streak going Saturday night when they face IPFW. Tip off at the Mabee Center will be at 7 p.m.

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