DALLAS (SMU) --- Papa Dia had 17 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots as SMU defeated Oral Roberts 64-57 in overtime in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). It is the first postseason win for SMU since the first round of the 1988 NCAA Tournament and the first postseason appearance for the Mustangs since the NIT in 2000. SMU will host Jacksonville in the second round of the CIT on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Justin Haynes had seven points and had two critical free throws for the Mustangs (18-14). Haynes stepped to the line with SMU leading 58-57 with 28 seconds left in overtime and extended SMU's lead to 60-57. Oral Roberts (19-16) turned the ball over before SMU finished the game with two free throws each by Robert Nyakundi and Mike Walker.
Nyakundi totaled 15 points for SMU, going 5-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Harp was also 4-of-4 as SMU finished 18-of-22 overall at the line.
Dominique Morrison led ORU with 21 points and eight rebounds. Warren Niles scored 13 points and Damen Bell-Holter had 10.
SMU shot 45.8 percent to 39.3 for Oral Roberts. SMU led 24-22 at halftime and the game was tied at 52-52 after regulation.
at SMU 64, Oral Roberts 57 in OT CIT - First Round SMU Mustangs (18-14), Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (19-16) March 16, 2011 Moody Coliseum Dallas Texas, Texas
NEXT GAME: SMU hosts Jacksonville Saturday at Moody Coliseum; time TBD
TEAM NOTES - First postseason win since 1988 (NCAA first round win over Notre Dame) - 18 wins on the season, most since 2001 - Third overtime game this season (2-1) - SMU hit 2 3FG, extending a new school record for team 3FG made (255) in a season (Record was 215 in 2006-07)
INDIVIDUAL NOTES Papa Dia -Had his 15th double-double of the season and 28th of his career - Scored 17 pts
Is 12th all-time at SMU in career points (1392)
Is 7th for points in a season at SMU (594)
Reached double-digits for the 30th time this season
Is t-13th in career FG made (531)
Is 10th for FG made in a season at SMU (225)
- Grabbed 15 rebounds for second consecutive game
Is 5th all-time at SMU in career rebounds (877)
Is 7th at SMU for rebounds in a season (301)
Had 26th game with 8+ rebounds, and 16th game with 10+ rebounds
Has grabbed 8+ rebounds in 21 of the past 23 games
- Had 5 blocked shots
Fourth game with 5+ blocks this season
Has 73 blocks this season, 4th at SMU for a single season