Feb. 3, 2014
Oakland (8-12, 3-4 HL) vs.
HORIZON LEAGUE NETWORK:
ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Oakland women's basketball team (8-12, 3-4 HL) will travel to Chicago to take on UIC (16-5, 5-3 HL) for the second round of Horizon League games on Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. ET. OU will look to improve its road league record to 3-2.
UIC won the opening meeting between the two teams in the Athletics Center O'rena 78-65 on Jan. 18. The Golden Grizzlies had won the previous two matchups.
The Flames are currently fourth in the Horizon League at 5-3 and have won four out of their last five games. They are coming off a thrilling 77-74 loss at home to Wright State on Feb. 1.
UIC is led by Rachel Story, averaging 18.8 points per game, and Ruvanna Campbell, averaging a double-double with 16.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.
A NEW HORIZON
Oakland won five championships (three regular season and two tournament titles) in 14 seasons in The Summit League. Now the Golden Grizzlies embark on their inaugural season inside the Horizon League. The Grizzlies were predicted to finish in eighth place in the 2013-14 Preseason Poll, but currently rank fourth.
NEW COACH FROM FAMILIAR PLACE
Jeff Tungate was named the ninth-ever head coach of the women's basketball program on July 16, 2013. He had spent the last six seasons as the associate head coach for the men's program and helped lead the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Tungate began his career as Assistant Girl's Basketball Coach at Clarkston High School followed by one season as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Oakland Community College working for Oakland Hall of Honor member Ann Serra.
The Golden Grizzlies had a milestone moment on Jan. 11, 2014. At Detroit, Oakland earned its first-ever Horizon League victory and the 250th victory in program history since turning Division I in 1998-99.
OU will begin a four-game homestand starting on Thursday as they host Milwaukee beginning at 4 p.m. then Youngstown State on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Thursday's game is a Black Out game as all fans are encouraged to wear black in support of the Golden Grizzlies.