Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 4, 2010) - Despite playing catch up for most of the night, the JBU men’s basketball came from behind to defeat Oklahoma City 81-76 on Thursday in Murray Sells. With the win, the men improve to 16-7 overall and 8-7 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Senior Davaughn Jackson paced JBU with 22 points and five boards before fouling out down the stretch. Sophomore Abel Galliguez added 15 points, three assists, and two steals, and Adrian Miller continued to dominate the glass picking up the double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Jerome Phillips scored 17 points and had seven rebounds to lead OCU (10-6, 8-5).
After falling behind by 12 points with 13:41 remaining in the second period, the Golden Eagles began to increase their defensive pressure and chip away at the OCU lead.
After a 25-13 run over the next ten minutes, Miller tied things up for JBU after a thunderous jam with 3:18 left.
Momentum was in JBU's favor at this point as the Golden Eagles managed to get and convert from the foul line down the stretch for the win.
For the game, JBU shot 50% from the floor while giving up 47% to OCU. OCU claimed the rebounding battle 38-33, but committed 16 turnovers to only 12 from JBU.
Up next, JBU travels to Oklahoma City to face Mid America Christian on Saturday at 8 p.m.