Men's Basketball

Postgame Notes




Feb. 6, 2010

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OAKLAND 79, ORAL ROBERTS 77
ATHLETICS CENTER O'RENA (4,034)
ROCHESTER, MICH.
FEBRUARY 6, 2010
POSTGAME NOTES

OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES (18-8, 12-1 SUMMIT)

  • With Larry Wright's 3-pointer in the first half (6:55), OU extends its streak to 655 consecutive games with at least one trey made (7th longest streak in the country)

  • Johnathon Jones broke the school record in games played tonight at 126

  • With the score tied, Jones made a 8-foot fade away jumper to give OU a 79-77 lead with 1.2 seconds left

  • The Golden Grizzlies have won 17 straight league games inside the O'Rena

  • OU is 24-1 in its last 25 games at home

  • Keith Benson tied a career-high with 28 points, adding 11 rebounds to tally his 13th double-double of the season; He has reached double figures in 23 games this season

  • Oakland trailed 46-33 at halftime and improve to 2-8 when down at the break

  • OU outscored the Golden Eagles 22-1 in the first 8:28 of the second half

  • Blake Cushingberry would give the Golden Grizzlies their first lead of the game on a deep 3-pointer (13:35), 49-47

  • Jones advanced to 26th on the all-time league scoring list with 16 points tonight, pushing his total to 1,545, surpassing OU great Erik Kangas' 1,540

  • For the second straight game, OU went with the starting five of Jones, Larry Wright, Drew Maynard, Derick Nelson and Keith Benson (2-0)

  • Oakland is ranked No. 16 in latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll

ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES (14-11, 9-4 SUMMIT)

  • ORU leads the overall series 16-10

  • The loss tonight marked the third straight for the Golden Eagles versus Oakland

  • Oral Roberts lost for first time in 5 games

  • ORU has dropped two straight games to OU in the series

  • The Golden Eagles are 5-7 all-time inside the O'Rena

  • Dominique Morrison reached double figures for the 22nd time this season and 36th in his career with 19 today

  • Kevin Ford fouled out with 4:34 on the clock and OU up by eight points, 70-62

  • Warren Niles drained two big 3-pointers over the final 1:05 to bring ORU within two points; Niles posted a game-high 30 points


 

 

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