Gray lining for Grizzlies and more notes from NDSU loss
Although it seemed like a much different game from the Grizzlies' standpoint, the Bison shot 63 percent Saturday. That's just slightly down from 64 percent they shot in the previous meeting in Fargo, N.D. The Grizzlies are now 1-11 when an opponent shoots better than 50 percent from the floor.
The Grizzlies continue to struggle from the free-throw line, but had a difficult time even getting there Saturday. They were just 8 of 12 (67 percent), but typically average 24 free-throw attempts per game. Oakland is now 0-4 when it goes to the line fewer than 15 times in a game this season.
The Bison outrebounded Oakland, 30-21, meaning the Grizzlies are now just 3-8 when getting outworked on the glass.
More notes: Reggie Hamilton's 37 points weren't a career high (41 vs. Valparaiso), but it was his highest output in conference play. He moved up to 16th on the Summit League's all-time scoring list. ... Oakland also had its fourth game of at least 13 3s in its past five outings. ... The Grizzlies fell to 3-1 on Homecoming and 2-2 this season when wearing gray uniforms. They also fell to 2-2 in games decided by three points or fewer.... Oakland is now just 2-9 when trailing at the half. ... The 3,935 fans Saturday was the fourth-largest crowd ever at the O'rena and the third consecutive crowd of more than 2,600 for the Grizzlies, whose attendance figures were slumping earlier in the season.