GRAVES' HEROICS LEAD OAKLAND PAST NO. 21/24 GREEN BAY, 74-71
Feb. 2, 2017

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ROCHESTER, Mich. - With 7.0 seconds on the clock and the game tied at 71-71, Sha'Keya Graves stole the inbounds pass and rumbled coast-to-coast converting the game-winning layup with 2.2 seconds left while getting fouled in the process. After converting the 3-point play from the free throw line, Green Bay's desperation half-court shot fell short at the buzzer securing Oakland's 74-71 upset win over the No. 21/24 Phoenix on Thursday night.

This was Oakland's first home win over a ranked opponent since defeating No. 21 South Dakota State on Jan. 5, 2009. The win also snapped Green Bay's 11-game win streak and marked the second consecutive year the Golden Grizzlies defeated the Phoenix while being nationally ranked.

Oakland had five players in double figures as Graves finished with 10 points while Hannah Little recorded her ninth double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Taylor Gleason scored a team-high 20 points with Leah Somerfield and Nicole Dodd adding 14 and 11 points respectively.

Jessica Lindstrom, who finished with 18 points, tied it on a putback for Green Bay at 71 with 10.3 seconds left. The Golden Grizzlies couldn't get a shot off on its next possession, and after a couple of Green Bay timeouts and an intentional foul by Oakland, Green Bay had possession with seven seconds left before Graves forced the turnover.

Mehryn Kraker had 24 points to lead the Phoenix.

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