(Sports Spectrum) Few people gave 15th-seeded Oral Roberts University much of a chance to knock off second-seeded Ohio State. Fewer still expected the Golden Eagles to advance to the Sweet 16.
But after an 81-78 come-from-behind victory over seventh-seeded Florida on Sunday night, ORU is just the second No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the round of 16.
Max Abmas, the nation’s regular-season leading scorer, finished with 26 points, but just like on Friday, junior forward Kevin Obanor was ORU’s leading scorer Sunday. He led all players with 28 points, four 3-pointers and 11 rebounds.