WICHITA, Kan. — Jamarius Burton scored 14 points as Wichita State topped Oral Roberts 68-59 Saturday.
Trey Wade added 14 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots for Wichita State (5-0) and Tyson Etienne scored 12.
Deondre Burns scored 14 points for the Golden Eagles (2-4). Kevin Obanor and Elijah Lufile had 13 points each.
The Shockers took the lead for good four minutes into the game on an Asbjorn Midtgaard dunk. ORU cut the lead to 56-53 on a Sam Kearns layup with just under six minutes to play but was outscored 10-6 the rest of the way.
“We knew given their physicality that we needed to be able to counter some of it,” ORU coach Paul Mills said. “The more we could have Elijah and Kevin on the floor together the better, but Elijah did a good job tonight, specifically with his five offensive rebounds.”
ORU hosts Southwestern Christian at 7 p.m. Monday at the Mabee Center.