PREGAME NOTES: Cleveland State at Oakland
- Bader has been a popular guy since Sunday's game, appearing on WDFN-AM (1130), Detroit Sports 105.1 FM, Sirius XM's "College Basketball Nation" and CollegeInsider.com.
- Oakland coach Greg Kampe appeared on WJR-AM (760) Monday morning to discuss Bader's achievement and eventually got to talking about Bader's chances as a pro: "He's going to have to prove his shooting overcomes other shortcomings," Kampe told host Frank Beckmann.
Minutes later, Bader added his two cents on the subject on WDFN: "It's been a dream of mine to play in the NBA. ... (but) if that doesn't happen, I'd be happy to play overseas."
- Bader stands at 461 career 3s going into Thursday's game with at least eight more games to play.
- Glantz-Culver has the Vikings, who won the team's previous meeting last month, 86-76, as a one-point favorite. Cleveland State scored on its final six possessions in the victory. The Vikings lead the all-time series, 4-0.
- For the fifth time this season, point guard Kahlil Felder is the reigning Horizon League Freshman of the Week.
- Kampe said, in an OU-produced video, if Oakland has any chance at getting a home game in the Horizon League tournament, tonight's game against Cleveland State is a must-win. Going into Thursday's game, the Golden Grizzlies are 8-2 at the O'rena this season. A win tonight would be the 150th in O'rena history.
- The Vikings, playing their third road game in a four-game trip, have won four straight games and are tied for second place in the Horizon League with Valparaiso. Oakland is in seventh place.