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NIT Tournament 2012, Oral Roberts Vs. Nevada: Wolf Pack Pulls Off Minor Upset

The 2012 NIT Bracket experienced three upsets in the bottom half of its right bracket. Joining the No. 7 Illinois St. Redbirds and the No. 8 Bucknell Bison in the second round will be the No. 5 Nevada Wolf Pack. Nevada defeated the No. 4 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 68-59, Wednesday night.

The Wolf Pack dominated this game with three double-digit scorers, two of whom put in double-doubles. Dario Hunt had a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds while Olek Czyz added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Deonte Burton fell two rebounds short of a double-double, finishing with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Oral Roberts' five starters all logged at least 10 points, but none more than the 13 each put up by Dominique Morrison and Roderick Pearson Jr. The Golden Eagles made it to free throw line just eight times.

In the second round, Nevada will face No. 8 Bucknell, the team that upset the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats.

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