The scenario seemed so familiar: a hungry low-seeded opponent readying to upset the regular-season champs in the title game and go on to the Tournament. Much like last season's shock loss to No. 7 Oakland, No. 6 Chicago State hung around and led into the second half on No. 1 Oral Roberts' home floor. But not this time - Oral Roberts is going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 22 years. Expect a miracle, indeed.
The Golden Eagles' hero of the night, of the tourney and of the season was Ken Tutt, who scored 25 points on his 75% shooting, his second-best percentage of the season. Tutt missed time from mid-January to mid-February with a cracked right foot, but returned with a vengeance -- ORU did not lose a league game since his return on Feb. 16. I think it's safe to say that his broken foot has healed well enough to walk and run on, and that he'll be able to do a couple of Dance steps on it as well.
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