South Dakota State (18-6, 10-2 Summit League) asserted itself as the front-runner with a 15-2 lead inside the game's first seven minutes, precipitated by three turnovers and 1 of 7 shooting by Oral Roberts (20-5, 12-1). South Dakota State led 34-23 at halftime.
Oral Roberts had been undefeated in conference play coming into the game, having won 19 consecutive Summit League games dating to last season, but was undone by 3 of 13 3-point shooting and 15 turnovers.
In the second half, the Golden Eagles would get no closer than 11 in the second half and trailed by as many as 20.
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