March 19, 2017

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Martez Walker hit four 3s and had 25 points for the Golden Grizzlies (25-9) while Jalen Hayes added 18, as Oakland fell to Richmond 87-83 on Sunday night in the second round of the NIT.

T.J. Cline scored 25 points, including the clinching free throws with four seconds left. ShawnDre' Jones and Khwan Fore added 17 each for the sixth-seeded Spiders (22-12), who play at fourth-seeded TCU on Tuesday.

A layup by Jones with 1:30 to play put Richmond up 80-79, the 12th lead change. Cline rebounded an Oakland miss and then assisted a layup by Nick Sherod. After another miss, De'Monte Buckingham made two free throws to make it 84-79 with 36.9 to play.

Seconds later, Walker hit a deep 3 and was fouled, cutting the margin to one. But Cline made a free throw with 23.2 to play and rebounded another miss to set up his clinching free throws.

Cline, with his Hall of Fame mom Nancy Lieberman and dad Tim looking on, had three 3s, nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals.

The Golden Grizzlies end the season with 25 wins, second-most in program history. Oakland went 11-3 on the road, tied for fourth-most in the country this season and tied a single-season school record.




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