OAK-CU POSTGAME NOTES

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#7 OAKLAND 74, #2 CLEMSON 69
LITTLEJOHN COLISEUM (2,785 attendance)
NIT OPENING ROUND

OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES (25-8)

POSTSEASON NOTES

  • This is the first time Oakland has participated in the NIT
  • The Golden Grizzlies are 8-8 all-time in D1 postseason games
    • NIT (1-0), NCAA (1-3), CIT (4-4), Vegas16 (2-1)
  • The Horizon League is 28-30 all-time in the NIT

POSTGAME NOTES

  • Oakland trailed 23-22 with 8 minutes left until halftime
    • The Tigers went on a 20-2 run over the final 8 minutes of the first half to lead at the break 43-24
    • The Golden Grizzlies are 5-5 this season when trailing at the half
  • The Golden Grizzlies outscored the Tigers 50-26 in the second half to pull off the 20-point comeback in the 2nd half, largest in school history
  • Oakland has won 6 straight on the road
    • The Golden Grizzlies are now 11-2 on the road this season
    • Oakland’s .846 road winning percentage is 6th-best in the NCAA
  • Tonight was Oakland’s 25th win of the season, 2nd-most in school history
  • Oakland outrebounded Clemson, 45-32
    • The Golden Grizzlies grabbed 14 offensive rebounds
  • The Black and Gold held the Tigers to 27% shooting in the 2nd half (8-for-30)
  • The Golden Grizzlies came into the game 6th in the country with 37.3 points per game in the paint
    • Clemson held Oakland to a season-low 8 points in the paint in the first half
    • Finished the game with 28 points in the paint
  • The Black and Gold are 20-1 when shooting 30% or better from behind the arc
    • Went 9-for-26 (35%) in the game
    • Only loss at Michigan State (12/21), going 8-for-24 (.333)
  • Oakland has made a 3-pointer in 903 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
  • Greg Kampe is 1 of 2 active Division I coaches to lead one program to over 1,000 games (Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, 1,354 games)
  • This is the 50th season of intercollegiate basketball for Oakland
  • Oakland is No. 19 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll

 

 

OAK-CU SERIES NOTES

  • Tonight was the first-ever win for Oakland over an ACC opponent
  • The Golden Grizzlies are 1-1 all-time against Clemson
  • Oakland is 1-5 against ACC opponents

PLAYER NOTES

Freshman Isaiah Brock

  • Grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds
  • Scored 4 points and blocked 4 shots
  • His 71 blocked shots on the season is 4th in program history
  • 51 of 89 (57%) made field goals are dunks
  • Oakland is 17-3 when he plays 20 or more minutes

Senior Sherron Dorsey-Walker

  • Scored 17 of 21 points in 2nd half
  • Surpassed 20 points for the 8th time this season
  • Dished out 3 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds

 Jalen Hayes

  • Left the game with 2:34 left in the first half and did not return
    • Oakland trailed 33-24 when he left the game
  • Finished with 5 points and 8 rebounds in 15 minutes
  • Blocked 1 shot
  • Ends his junior season with 1,230 points in his career, 26th all-time in school history

Sophomore Xavier Hill-Mais

  • Played 25 minutes, most since 27 minutes vs. Cleveland State (1/16)
  • Tallied 10 points and 6 rebounds
  • Reached double figures for the 5th time this season
    • First time in 17 games

Junior Martez Walker

  • Surpassed 1,000 points in his career
  • Reached double figures in 30 or 33 games this season
  • Scored a team-best 23 points
  • Oakland improves to 12-1 this season when he leads team in scoring
  • Grabbed a career-high 8 rebounds
  • Pushes his career total points to 1,007
  • Recorded his team-leading 14th game of 20 points or more
    • 3 consecutive games of 20-plus points

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