Oral Roberts Golden Eagles escape Georgia Southern 67-65 at Cancun Challenge in Mexico

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Shawn Glover scored 24 points, seven in the final 1:02, as Oral Roberts squeaked by Georgia Southern 67-65 on Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge.

Glover made 10 of his 18 shots for Oral Roberts and Korey Billbury added 21, eight rebounds. Oral Roberts made one of its 14 3-pointers, but its defense forced 13 turnovers.

Billbury scored 18 straight points for Oral Roberts at one point -- stretching from the 5:14 mark in the first half, until 16:29 in the second.

Georgia Southern pulled within two after two Jelani Hewitt free throws.

But Oral Roberts would not relinquish its lead.

Hewitt scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and had five assists to lead Georgia Southern. Curtis Diamond had 12 and Tre Bussey added 11.

Oral Roberts will face Bowling Green on Wednesday, after the Falcons routed Presbyterian 67-45.

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