Golden Grizzlies postseason media day
The Grizzlies face UMKC Saturday at 7 p.m. in Sioux Falls, S.D. The game will be carried locally on FSN Detroit and WDFN-AM (1130).
Oakland has won seven straight over the Kangaroos, including a regular-season sweep this season.
The Grizzlies lost in the championship game last season on a last-second shot and haven't won it since 2005. A tournament championship would fall in line with the regular-season title the Grizzlies secured with a game left in the regular season.
Oakland won a school-record 10 road games this season, going 8-1 in league play, but Kampe noted Tuesday that the tournament isn't really a road game, unless you're playing South Dakota State, which would happen if both teams advance to the semifinals (a very likely scenario).
The Grizzlies are No. 8 in the latest in the Mid-Major poll and have won 24 of their last 25 conference games.