Bright yellow jerseys and barefeet produced a lot of non-basketball chatter Thursday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.

IUPUI paid tribute to its 1972 team by wearing their former jerseys with their old nickname "Metros" in red cursive lettering on the front with matching shorts.

While the eyes easily caught those jerseys, the trained fan noticed Ron Hunter continuing the tradition he began in 2008, trotting up and down the sidelines barefoot to raise awareness for the Samaritan's Feet organization.

But what the fans got during the game in style they also got in substance. If not, even more.

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The battle between the third and fourth place teams in the Summit League went for 45 nick-and-tuck-minutes but had just enough in overtime to beat Oral Roberts 90-87. The win improves the Jaguars, well Metros for one night, to 5-1 in the league and into a second place tie with South Dakota State.

It should have been easier for IUPUI, who was in control after 20 minutes, leading 45-29 behind a solid half by Robert Glenn, who finished as the team's leading scorer again with 25 points. But Warren Niles 39 points helped to bring Oral Roberts all the way back and eventually force the game to overtime.

There the Jaguars ran into trouble, as Glenn fouled out early in the session and Oral Roberts took a three-point lead. Jon Avery, however, was able to come off the bench and fill the scoring void, hitting two shots in the overtime session to give IUPUI the lead, the highlight of the forward's 20 point night.

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John Ashworth and Alex Young then hit free throws down the stretch to ice the victory, which improves the Jaguars to 12-7 overall on the season.

Hunter will go barefoot again Saturday afternoon at The Jungle, but his team will be back in their regular uniforms when they face Centenary for a 2 P.M. contest on the campus of IUPUI.