BLACKTOP AT THE O’RENA (3,156 attendance)
OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES (11-8, 3-3 HL)
> Tonight was Oakland’s 600 game as a Division I member (first DI season was 1999-00).
> Oakland was just one-for-10 (10 percent) from the three-point line in the first half. The one three-pointer matched a season low (shot 1 of 14, seven percent, at Green Bay).
> Oakland shot 54 percent from the field (30-for-56) and 73 percent in the second half (19-for-26).
> Oakland, who came into the game ranking fourth nationally in total assists, had 25 assists on 30 field goals made.
> The Golden Grizzlies trailed 32-29 at halftime and are now 2-6 when trailing at the half (other win was at Western Michigan, trailed 40-37 at half).
> Oakland opened the second half on an 18-3 run.
> The Golden Grizzlies won the rebound battle 30-24.
> Oakland has made a 3-pointer in 923 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.
> Jalen Hayes recorded his Horizon League-leading ninth double-double of the season by scoring 30 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. It was his third career 30 point performance (all came this season).
> Kendrick Nunn dished out a career high eight assists and scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half.
> Martez Walker scored 11 points and was three of four from the charity stripe.
> Walker has made his last 16 of his last 17 free throws.
INSIDE THE SERIES
> Cleveland State leads the series 7-5.
> The Golden Grizzlies have won five of the past six meetings against the Vikings.