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Kevin Obanor stars as Oral Roberts stun Gators to advance to Sweet 16

Oral Roberts became the bracket buster when the Golden Eagles defeated Ohio State 75-72 in overtime on Friday thanks to Nigerian Kevin Obanor.
Obanor scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half and No. 15 seed Oral Roberts continued its magical run with an 81-78 upset of seventh seed Florida in Indianapolis on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16.
Max Abmas exploded again with 26 points and Oral Roberts overcame an 11-point deficit with just under 10 minutes left in the game. All around, it was another historic upset win.

Oral Roberts will next play No. 3 seed Arkansas in a South Region contest. Obanor’s jumper gave the Golden Eagles a 77-76 lead with 2:53 left after they trailed by 11 in the second half.

Noah Locke countered for Florida’s 78-77 lead but DeShang Weaver’s 3-pointer with 2:10 left, his first and only points of the game, put Oral Roberts up 80-78.

Oral Roberts became the bracket buster when the Golden Eagles defeated Ohio State 75-72 in overtime on Friday, marking the ninth time a 15 seed had knocked off a No. 2 seed. It was their first NCAA Tournament win since 1974.

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