BLACKTOP AT THE O’RENA (3,182 attendance)
OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES (14-10, 6-5 HL)
> 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.
INSIDE THE SERIES
> 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.