MBB: Abmas leads Oral Roberts past Jacks

TULSA, Okla. (GoJacks.com) — Max Abmas exploded for 42 points to lead Oral Roberts past South Dakota State 103-86 in men’s basketball Saturday at the Mabee Center.

The Golden Eagles (11-8, 8-3 Summit League) buried 16-of-30 3-pointers (53.3 percent) and shot 53.8 percent overall, beating the Jackrabbits (11-5, 5-2) for the first time in eight tries.

Four Jackrabbits scored in double figures, led by Matt Dentlinger’s 16 points. Baylor Scheierman turned in his 10th double-double, 15 points and 10 rebounds, Douglas Wilson added 15 and Arians finished with 11.

For Oral Roberts, Max Abmas reached 20 points by halftime and added 22 in the second half. The sophomore guard finished with 42 points, making 14-of-20 overall and 5-of-8 from deep.

SDSU and Oral Roberts meet in the second of their two-game Summit League series Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Mabee Center.