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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's a thrill for Will Hudson, as Grizzlies head to Wisconsin

Two homecoming trips hung in the balance Sunday night, as Oakland sat patiently waiting with hundreds of its fans inside the O’Rena to hear its named called during the CBS selection show. A trip to New Orleans would have been a homecoming of sorts for freshman Ledrick Eackles, who is from Louisiana. The berth the Grizzlies received, however, has junior forward Will Hudson headed back to his home state for the second time this season, as Oakland plays Pitt Friday afternoon in Milwaukee, about an hour from Hudson’s hometown Madison, Wis.
“As soon as they announced it, all my boys were texting me to get some tickets. It’s definitely special to get an opportunity to go do this,” Hudson said.
“A lot of them are loyal to following me and supporting me. They’ll be up there.”
The location also works out well for many of Oakland’s fans who would not have been able to make a trip to the West Coast. Hudson was quite excited about his return to the Bradley Center, the site of Friday’s first-round matchup, where the Grizzlies go in as the 14th seed.
“We’ll have a good fan base there to say the least. I love that court, I played there in high school. This is the opportunity of a lifetime right here, playing in the NCAA tournament and going back to my home state,” Hudson said.
Oakland coach Greg Kampe made good on a recruiting promise made to Hudson in regards to playing a game in his home state when the Grizzlies visited the Badgers at the Kohl Center in November.


Blogger Gammie said...

Grizzlie bears have great dexterity, speed, and agility. This animal is powerful, unpredictable and magnificent in the wild. Kampe's Oakland Grizzlies will inspire fear and respect on the court in Milwaukee! Looking for a thriller on Friday!

Missouri Fan

March 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM 

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