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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, February 15, 2012

Wrapup notes from Senior Night at the O'rena

Oakland won its third consecutive game Wednesday at the O’rena, matching it season high after a six-game skid to start the new year. Below are some superlatives and other not so.
Super: With 30 points tonight, Reggie Hamilton not only notched his league-leading 11th 30-point game of the season, but he moved into first place in the nation in scoring by 0.03 points per game. … The Grizzlies have made at least 26 free throws in each of their last two games. … Oakland suffered its second-lowest output at home this season, in regulation, 65 points. They put up just 61 vs. Western Illinois Jan. 5. … The Grizzlies are now 11-0 when holding their opponents under 46 percent shooting (41 percent Wednesday). … Travis Bader began the game 6 for 6 from the floor before finishing with 29 points. … Although he didn’t notch a field goal, Drew Valentine had a game-high nine rebounds.
Superbad: Oakland was outscored 32-20 in the paint. … Freshman Corey Petros had five turnovers. He did finish with seven points and five rebounds to his credit.… The Grizzlies shot just 29 percent in the second half and just 2 of 9 from 3-point range. … Oakland fell in an early 9-0 hole for the second time in recent memory. They lost the previous time at IUPUI Feb. 1.

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