Oakland Battles Valparaiso on Monday Night|
Dec. 16, 2012
ROCHESTER, Mich. - After a week off, Oakland (3-7) will host Valparaiso (7-3) on Monday night at 7 p.m. inside the Athletics Center O'rena. The Golden Grizzlies and Crusaders are old rivals from the Mid-Continent Conference, before Valpo left for the Horizon League after the 2006-07 season.
Travis Bader has heated up for the Grizzlies over the last two games, going 13-for-20 (65%) from three-point range. Bader leads The Summit League with 40 3-pointers, second-most in the NCAA.
The Golden Grizzlies lead the league with 82 steals and are second in offensive rebounds per game with 11.4. OU is currently third in the league in scoring, averaging 71.1 points per game.
Oakland has played the nation's 12th-toughest schedule according to teamrankings.com on Sunday. The Golden Grizzlies have faced six teams inside the top 100 of the RPI.