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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.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Highs and lows from Oakland's loss at IUPUI

After Wednesday's loss at IUPUI, the teams have now each snapped significant losing streaks against one another, as the Jaguars ended a seven game skid against Oakland with a 79-75 win.
Low: Oakland's bench outscored its starters, 38-37, behind 20 points from Travis Bader. ... After holding the Jaguars to just two free-throw attempts in the first half, Oakland saw IUPUI take 16 attempts in the second half. They finished just 12 of 18. ... The Grizzlies allowed 19 points off 12 turnovers and are allowing nearly 20 points per game in such fashion in 13 losses this season. ... Freshman center Corey Petros had a season-low one rebound in another low, playing just 17 minutes before fouling out for the fourth time this season.

Highs: Oakland had more assists than turnovers, 16 to 12, for the sixth straight game. ... Bader notched his sixth 20+ point outing of the season after shooting 6 of 12 from 3-point range. ...With eight assists, Reggie Hamilton moved into 10th place all-time in the Summit League (489). ... Drew Valentine had six offensive rebounds and a team-high 12 boards in his fourth game with five or more offensive rebounds. ... IUPUI leading scorer Alex Young was held below his season average (21.8 ppg), scoring 14 points. ... Oakland had 21 second-chance points on 10 offensive rebounds.


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