The Force Fails Denver in Tulsa 78-65

Photo: Courtesy to Tyler Maun Twitter

It was Star Wars night at ORU (9-17, 5-6). and most people who follow this year’s Pioneer basketball team had the same thought as expressed in the classic movie series – “I have a bad feeling about this”.

And, they were right.

The Pioneers had a terrible first half with only 8 field goals (28.6%), 4 three’s and 2 free throws. The final 20 minutes were a formality as ORU coasted to a double digit win.

The difference, again, was shooting. The Golden Eagles shot 51.1% (24-47) from the field and 44.8% from downtown with 13 3-pointers made. Joe Rosga (15) and Abiola Akintola (10) were the only Denver players in double figures.

The Pioneers (7-17, 2-8) were never in the game and fall to 1-11 on the road for the season and last place in the Summit league with three of their next four games on the road. Denver trails Western Illinois and North Dakota by one game. The last place finisher in the conference misses the Summit League playoffs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.