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Oklahoma breaks ORU win streak with 73-59 decision

By Jeff Latzke

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Dec. 8 2011 8:20 p.m. MST

Oklahoma guard Carl Blair (14) knocks the ball away from Oral Roberts forward Dominique Morrison (45) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.

Sue Ogrocki, Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. — Steven Pledger scored 17 points, Cameron Clark and Andrew Fitzgerald added 16 apiece and Oklahoma snapped Oral Roberts' six-game winning streak by beating the Golden Eagles 73-59 on Thursday night.

The Sooners (6-1) won their 11th straight game against their in-state rival from Tulsa by almost the same score as last season. It was 73-60 in last season's meeting in Norman.

Fitzgerald, the team's top returning scorer, had 12 points in the first half as Oklahoma built a 10-point halftime lead and finished with his highest scoring output of the season.

Dominique Morrison scored 20 and Damen Bell-Holter finished with a season-best 16 points for Oral Roberts. The Golden Eagles (6-3) shot a season-low 37 percent and went 1-for-15 from 3-point range.

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