Kevin Obanor made two free throws with 29 seconds left to give ORU an 87-83 lead. JT Gibson was off on a 3-pointer but Omaha had two more chances on the possession until he made 1 of 2 free throws with four seconds left. ORU missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Gibson missed another 3.
Obanor, a freshman, had 19 points and eight rebounds for Oral Roberts (4-11). Sam Kearns added 11 points with seven assists and four steals.
Nzekwesi had 16 points and six rebounds in the first half to help build a 49-38 lead. Gibson had 10 points and six assists for Omaha in the half.
Gibson finished with 21 points, eight assists and three steals for the Mavericks (7-7). Zach Jackson added 19 points.
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