Oakland Wins Second Straight Summit League Crown, 90-76
The Grizzlies have now won 3 tournament titles (2005, '10, '11)
March 8, 2011
SIOUX FALLS S.D. (AP) - Keith Benson scored 28 points and Reggie Hamilton had 26 points to lead Oakland past Oral Roberts 90-76 on Tuesday night to repeat as the Summit League champion and clinch a berth in the NCAA tournament.
The No. 1 seed Golden Grizzlies (25-9) put the game out of reach by outscoring Oral Roberts 24-5 in a stretch to lead 84-64 with 4:26 left. Hamilton had 12 points and Benson eight in the outburst.
Dominique Morrison led No. 2 seed Oral Roberts (19-15) with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Benson, the Summit League's player of the year, added 14 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. He was named tournament most valuable player. Joining him on the all-tournament team was Hamilton, Morrison (ORU), Leroy Nobles (IUPUI), Nate Wolters (SDSU).
Will Hudson went over 1,000 points for his career with 12 tonight, becoming the fourth player on the team to reach that plateau. He also grabbed 10 rebounds to post a double-double.