NCAA Men's Basketball

Oakland Golden Grizzlies (25-9)


Fri. 2/24 Sun. 2/26 Sat. 3/4 Tue. 3/14 Sun. 3/19
@ GB 
W 85-72
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@ UW-Mil 
W 86-75
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vs. YSU 
L 80-81
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@ Clem 
W 74-69
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@ Rich 
L 83-87
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Oakland escapes 20-point hole, stuns Clemson

(TSX / STATS) -- CLEMSON, S.C. -- Martez Walker scored 23 points, and fellow guard Sherron Dorsey-Walker added 21 points as Oakland rallied from a 20-point, second-half deficit to upset Clemson 74-69 in a first-round National Invitation Tournament game Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Oakland, a No. 7 seed in the NIT, trailed by 19 points at halftime and 20 early in the second half. The Golden Grizzlies were still behind by 10 points with 9:23 remaining but proceeded to go on a 19-2 run to take command.

Walker scored 18 points in the second half while Dorsey-Walker tallied 17 of his points after the break to key the Grizzlies' dramatic turnaround. Oakland (25-8) shot 51.3 percent in the second half. Clemson, which connected at a 48.6 percent clip in the opening 20 minutes, shot just 26.7 percent in the second half.

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Leaders
Points: M. Walker17.8
Rebounds: J. Hayes8.0
Assists: S. Dorsey-Walker3.8
FG%: J. Hayes54.7%
FT%: M. Walker83.1%
3P%: S. Dorsey-Walker36.6%
Steals: S. Clark1.2
Blocks: I. Brock2.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Horizon Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Oakland 14-4 25-9
Valparaiso 14-4 24-9
Northern Kentucky 12-6 24-11
Green Bay 12-6 18-14
Wright State 11-7 20-12
UIC 7-11 17-19
Detroit 6-12 8-23
Youngstown State 5-13 13-21
Cleveland State 5-13 9-22
Milwaukee 4-14 11-24
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