BLACKTOP AT THE O’RENA (3,411 attendance)
OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES (9-7, 1-2 HL)
> Oakland shot 53 percent from the field (28-for-53)
> Northern Kentucky shot 63 percent in the second half (17 of 27)
> Oakland’s bench out scored NKU’s 22-12
> Oakland had 22 assists on 28 field goals made
> The Golden Grizzlies came in to the game ranking eighth in the NCAA in free throw percentage (78.5 percent), but shot 67 percent (19-for-28) from the charity stripe tonight
> The Golden Grizzlies led 47-41 at halftime and are 8-2 when leading at the half
> Oakland dropped its first Horizon League home opener since joining the conference.
> NKU had 19 second-chance points while Oakland had just four
> The Golden Grizzlies had their 10 game home win streak snapped.
> The Black and Gold suffered their first loss at the O'rena since Jan. 27, 2017 (vs. Green Bay)
> Oakland has made a 3-pointer in 920 consecutive games, 8th-best streak in the country
> The Last time Oakland did not make a 3-pointer was vs. Wayne State on Jan. 30, 1988
> Kendrick Nunn led all scorers with 24 points on 10 of 20 shooting
> Jalen Hayes recorded 17 points and five rebounds
> Isaiah Brock blocked six shots and has recorded six blocks in his last three games
> Martez Walker scored 18 points on five of eight shooting and was 7-for-11 from the charity stripe.
> Brailen Neely dished out 11 assists, his second double-figure assist game of the season
> Chris Palombizio came off the bench and scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds
INSIDE THE SERIES
> The series is tied 8-8