Feb. 2, 2018

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BLACKTOP AT THE O’RENA (3,182 attendance)


> The Golden Grizzlies shot 24 of 30 from the free throw line (80 percent), the most free throws made in league play this season.

> The Golden Grizzlies shot 14 percent from beyond the arc (three of 22), a season low.

> Oakland has now shot a season low in back-to-back games and both under 20 percent.

> The Golden Grizzlies lost the rebound battle 45-34.

> Oakland was outrebounded 28-11 in the first half.

> Oakland forced 20 UIC turnovers, one shy of UIC’s season high.

> Oakland scored 19 points off UIC turnovers.

> The Golden Grizzlies trailed 40-30 at halftime and is now 2-8 when trailing at the half.

> Oakland, who came into the game ranking sixth nationally in assists, had 18 assists on 23 field goals made.

> Oakland has made a 3-pointer in 928 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.

> Oakland did not make a three-pointer in the first half for the first time this season.


> Martez Walker scored a game high 21 points, his ninth 20-point game of the season.

> Defensively, Walker held UIC’s leading scorer Dikembe Dixson to zero points.

> Kendrick Nunn scored 20 points and went a career best 13-for-16 from the free throw line.

> Nunn’s 13 free throws made is the most made by a Golden Grizzly this season.

> Jalen Hayes scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds while tying a season high four steals.

> Hayes also tied a career high with three blocks.


> Oakland leads the series 13-2.

> The loss marked the first ever loss to the Flames in the regular season.

> The loss snapped a five game win streak against UIC dating back to 2015.



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