MILWAUKEE (AP) Sherron Dorsey-Walker sank a career-high eight 3-pointers for a career best 28 points and Oakland clinched the Horizon League regular season championship with an 86-75 win over Milwaukee in the season finale on Sunday.
The Golden Grizzlies (24-7, 14-4) ended in a tie with Valparaiso, but earned the conference crown and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming tournament by virtue of their 2-0 record against the Crusaders. Oakland is riding a nine-game winning streak into the tournament.
Martez Walker finished with 21 points, including four 3-pointers, and added seven rebounds for Oakland, which shot 51.8 percent and hit a season-best 13 3-pointers.
Brock Stull led Milwaukee with 21 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. Cody Wichmann added 13 points and Cameron Harvey chipped in 12.
The loss drops Milwaukee (8-23, 4-14) to the No. 10 seed in the Horizon League tourney.
After playing to a 39-39 stand still in the first half, Oakland pulled away in the second. A layup by Xavier Hill-Mais gave the Golden Grizzlies a 59-49 lead, and they cruised the rest of the way.
The Golden Grizzlies will take on the winner of No. 8 seed Cleveland State and No. 9 seed Youngstown State on Saturday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena. Oakland split with CSU during the regular season, each team winning on the road, and swept the Penguins.
2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Tournament Seeds
3. Green Bay
4. Northern Kentucky
5. Wright State
7. Detroit Mercy
8. Cleveland State
9. Youngstown State
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