Montana hangs on for 69-64 win over Oral Roberts

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 18 points and dished out six assists to help Montana hold off Oral Roberts for a 69-64 win Monday night in a Legends Classic sub-regional matchup.

Montana (3-1) opened up a double figure lead early in the second half but had to hold off Oral Roberts down the stretch.

Sam Kearns hit a 3-pointer for Oral Roberts with 29 seconds left in the game to cut the gap to 65-62 but Montana sealed the win with Rorie and Fabijan Krslovic each going 2 for 2 from the line down the stretch.

Michael Oguine added 14 points and Karl Nicholas had 11 for Montana, which broke away late in the first half with a 10-3 run and carried a 31-24 advantage into the break.

Austin Ruder hit five of Oral Roberts eight 3-pointers and led the Golden Eagles with 19 points. Kearns finished with 10 points.

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