OAK-VALPO POSTGAME NOTES

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OAKLAND 82, VALPARAISO 71
BLACKTOP AT THE O’RENA (3,991 attendance)
ROCHESTER, Mich.

OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES (20-7, 10-4 HL)

  • Oakland is riding a 5-game winning streak
    • The Golden Grizzlies move 1 game back of Valpo in standings
  • The Black and Gold are 50-14 over the last 9 years in February, No. 10 in NCAA
  • The Golden Grizzlies are 32-3 in the Horizon League when leading or tied at the half
    • Oakland led 34-27 at halftime
    • The Black and Gold are 17-2 this season when leading or tied at the half
    • Oakland has won 28 of the last 29 games when leading at halftime
  • Oakland is 15-1 this season when shooting 30% or higher from 3-point range
    • Went 8-for-20 tonight, 40%
    • Only loss was at Michigan State (12/21), shooting 33% (8-for-24)
  • Oakland is 41-23 all-time in Horizon League play
  • The Golden Grizzlies won 20 or more games for the 2nd straight year
  • Oakland has made a 3-pointer in 897 consecutive games, 9th-best streak in the country
    • The Last time Oakland did not make a 3-pointer was vs. Wayne State on Jan. 30, 1988
  • This is the 50th season of intercollegiate basketball for Oakland
  • Oakland returned to the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll at No. 25
    • The Golden Grizzlies are 2-0 against the top 25, both wins vs. Valpo

OAK-VALPO SERIES NOTES

  • Oakland has won 9 of the last 14 meetings
  • The Golden Grizzlies have won 4 of the last 5 games inside the O’rena
  • Valpo leads the all-time series 21-9 (Won first 16 meetings)
  • The Crusaders are 9-6 inside the O’rena
  • Oakland outrebounded Valpo 41-30
  • Tonight’s win marks the first time since 2007 Oakland has swept the season series vs. Valpo

 

 

PLAYER NOTES

Sophomore Brad Brechting

  • Tied a career-high 12 points
  • Reached double figures for 2nd time in his career
    • Scored a career-high 12 points vs. Alcorn State (11/27/15)
  • Went 4 of 6 from the floor
  • Tallied 4 rebounds

Freshman Isaiah Brock

  • Tallied a game best 4 blocks
  • Marked the 12th consecutive game with at least 1 block
  • Finished with 7 points and 4 rebounds
  • 42 of 72 (58%) made field goals are dunks

Junior Nick Daniels

  • Posted a season-best 16 points
  • Made 4 of 6 from long range
    • Is 12-for-21 (57%) from long range over last 5 games
  • Recorded 4 rebounds

Junior Jalen Hayes

  • Tallied his 6th double-double of the season
  • Tonight’s double-double marked the 23rd of his career, placing him 5th all-time
  • Has recorded a double-double in 10 of the last 19 Horizon League opponents
  • Reached double figures for the 22nd time this season
  • Finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds

Junior Martez Walker

  • Reached 20 points or more for the 10th time
  • Finished with a game high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting
  • Oakland is 10-1 when he leads team in scoring
  • Reached double figures for the 10th straight game
  • Went 2-for-7 from behind the arc
  • Added 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block

 

 

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