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Ford, Oral Roberts down North Dakota State 65-59

Jan 3, 2010 - 3:24 AM FARGO, N.D.(AP) -- Kevin Ford's 18 points and game-high 12 rebounds paced Oral Roberts to a 65-59 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (8-7, 3-1 Summit League) also received 15 points from Dominique Morrison, 12 from Michael Craion and 11 from Ken Holdman.

Eric Carlson led the Bison (5-8, 2-2) with 19 points. He was supported by Josh Vaughan's 17 and Michael Tveidt's 10.

Oral Roberts, which broke a five-game road losing streak, shot only 35.2 percent (19 of 54). But the Bison could not take advantage, shooting 36.1 percent (22 of 61).

Oral Roberts went up 59-52 on Morrison's basket with 1:28 left.

A 7-1 spurt that ended with two free throws by Vaughan with 23 seconds left trimmed it to 60-59, but the Golden Eagles sank five consecutive free throws to win it.

Oral Roberts' biggest lead was 11.