Dec. 26, 2012
|Oakland (5-8, 0-0) at Western Illinois (8-3, 2-0)
Thursday, Dec. 27 - 8 p.m. ET
Western Hall (5,139)
Game Notes: OU | WIU
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Oakland (5-8, 0-0) will open Summit League play at Western Illinois (8-3, 2-0) this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET inside Western Hall. The game will air on OU's flagship station WDFN-AM (1130) with Mario Impemba (play-by-play) and Neal Ruhl (color).
The Golden Grizzlies snapped a five-game road losing streak at Eastern Michigan with a 59-57 victory on Dec. 22. OU is playing 15 of its first 19 games on the road, including 4 of 5 in league play.
Oakland has won three straight league openers and five of the last six. The Golden Grizzlies are 6-7 all-time in road league openers, but have won 11 straight games inside Western Hall. OU leads the all-time series with WIU, 25-5.
With the victory last Saturday, 29th-year head coach Greg Kampe picked up his 495th career win. He currently is in a tie for 21st among active Division I coaches.