Oral Roberts Follows Win over Ohio State With Another Upset Against Florida to Make Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

By Dan Hope on March 21, 2021 at 10:05 pm
Kevin Obanor
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Oral Roberts' win over Ohio State was only the beginning of its NCAA Tournament run.

The Golden Eagles pulled off another upset on Sunday, defeating No. 7 seed Florida 81-78, to become just the second 15 seed ever to make the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Much like in its 75-72 overtime win over the Buckeyes, Oral Roberts was led to victory by the high-scoring duo of Kevin Obanor and Max Abmas. Obanor, who had 30 points against the Buckeyes, scored 28 points against the Gators; Abmas, who scored 29 points against Ohio State, had 26 against Florida.

The Golden Eagles will now play No. 3 seed Arkansas in next weekend's Sweet 16. 

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