OAKLAND-BOWLING GREEN POSTGAME NOTES

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OAKLAND 78, BOWLING GREEN 70
BLACKTOP AT THE O'RENA (3,250 attendance)
ROCHESTER, Mich.

OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES (1-0)

  • The Golden Grizzlies are 6-1 over their last 7 home openers
  • Oakland is 13-6 in O'rena home openers and 2-0 on the Blacktop
  • The Black and Gold led 35-29 at the half
  • BGSU shot just 31% (11-36) in the opening 20 minutes
  • Tonight was Oakland's 70th win in the O'rena against a non-conference opponent
    • 172-65 all-time
  • The Golden Grizzlies used a 7-0 run midway through the 2nd half to take a 14-point lead (60-46)
    • The Falcons responded with a 12-2 run to climb within 4, 62-58 (7:50)
  • Oakland won the battle of the boards, 47-39
  • BGSU scored 28 points off 18 Oakland turnovers
  • The Golden Grizzlies shot 81% (21-26) from the free-throw line
  • The Black and Gold had 18 assists on 25 made baskets
  • Oakland has made a 3-pointer in 871 consecutive games, 9th-best streak in the country
    • The Last time Oakland did not make a 3 was vs. Wayne State on Jan. 30, 1988
  • The Golden Grizzlies are receiving 66 votes in the Preseason CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll (No. 28)

OAK-BGSU SERIES NOTES

  • Greg Kampe played collegiate basketball and football at Bowling Green (1974-78)
  • Associate Head Coach Dan Hipsher was Kampe's teammate at BGSU and played basketball from 1973-77
  • The Golden Grizzlies have won 5 straight against the Falcons
  • Oakland leads the all-time series 5-3
  • BGSU's last win vs. Oakland was Dec. 8, 1998 (75-68) in Bowling Green, Ohio

PLAYER NOTES

Junior Stevie Clark

  • Dished out a team-best 9 assists
  • Scored 5 points in 28 minutes
  • Committed just 2 turnovers

Senior Sherron Dorsey-Walker

  • Made back-to-back 3-pointers to to extend the lead to 7, 75-68 (1:51)
  • Finished with a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds
  • Has 3 career double-doubles
    • Tallied a double-double in last year's opener vs. Eastern Michigan (11/18/15) with a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds

Junior Jalen Hayes

  • Finished with 14 points and 6-of-8 shooting
  • Grabbed 4 rebounds, 1 offensive
  • Battled foul trouble and played 26 minutes

Sophomore Xavier Hill-Mais

  • Grabbed a career-high 8 rebounds
  • Blocked a career-best 4 shots
  • Played a career-high 28 minutes
  • Scored 12 points to reach double figures for the 2nd time in his career

Junior Martez Walker

  • Had a game-high 22 points, matching his career best
  • This is the 3rd time he has scored 22 points in a game in his career
  • Took a career-high 9 shots from beyond the arc
  • Shot a career-high 18 times
  • Went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line

 

 

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