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OC'S Smith dominates, Strickland hits clutch FTs as Eagles hold off Missouri-St. Louis


December 17, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 18, 2017) – Oklahoma Christian had been in close games earlier this basketball season and failed to finish. The Eagles showed Monday afternoon against Missouri-St. Louis that they'd learned from those mistakes.

Junior forward Roderick Smith was an unstoppable force with 33 points (on 16-of-19 shooting) and 12 rebounds and leading scorer Elijah Strickland – quiet for most of the game – knocked down four huge free throws in the final 11.6 seconds as OC held off the Tritons 73-66 in the opening game of the Maryville Classic at Moloney Arena.

Junior guard Jordan Box adde...

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