Golden Eagles shoot down Stars

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Andrius Mikutis scored 21 points after going 8-of-9 overall and 3-of-4 from three point range in an 84-68 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, Feb. 19

Oklahoma City (February 19, 2009) - The John Brown University men’s basketball team picked up a key road win on Thursday night after crushing conference foe Oklahoma City 84-68 in Abe Lemon’s Arena.

Andrius Mikutis was the dominant force for JBU (19-8, 12-7) after scoring 21 points while going 8-of-9 from the floor including 3-of-4 from the perimeter. Other players in double digits were Cody Page who added 14 and Davaughn Jackson with 10.

Oklahoma City (15-12, 8-11) had three players finish in double digits led by Jamel White’s 21 points. Davell Jackson and Marlon Jones added 11 apiece.

JBU held onto an 11 point, 44-33, halftime lead before widening the gap to 22 points with 4:39 left in the contest. OCU tried to make a run in teh final four but the Golden Eagles held on for the 16 point win.

On the night, JBU shot 50% (26-52) while outrebounding the Stars 38-30 and limiting them to 38% shooting for the game.

Up next, JBU returns home to face Mid America Christian (Okla.) at home on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

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