Detroit — There's a classic scene in "Hoosiers" where Gene Hackman's curmudgeonly Norman Dale decides to play with four players.
DETROIT (AP) — Horizon League player of the year Kendrick Nunn scored 18 points and short-handed Oakland beat IUPUI 62-55 on Sunday night in the quarterfinals of the league tournament.
Nunn, the nation's second-leading scorer at 26.4 points per game, was just 6 of 20 from the field, including 2 of 10 from distance but his four free throws in the closing seconds sealed it.
Cohen scores 36 points; Green Bay beats Oakland 96-90
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Sandy Cohen III scored a career-high 36 points to lead Green Bay to a 96-90 victory against Oakland on Thursday night to snap a four-game skid.
Oakland (17-13, 9-8 Horizon League) led 84-77 with 4:33 remaining. Cohen scored nine points and Khalil Small had six as Green Bay (11-19, 6-11 Horizon League) closed the game on a 19-6 surge.
Oakland wins 82-66 for Kampe’s 600 victory
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jalen Hayes scored 24 points and Oakland beat Cleveland State 82-66 on Friday night to give coach Greg Kampe his 600th career victory.
Kampe, in his 34th season at Oakland, became the 15th active coach to reach 600 Division-I victories.
Nunn scores 28, leads Oakland over Detroit Mercy 87-78
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half to help Oakland beat Detroit Mercy 87-78 on Friday night.
Oakland (16-10, 8-5 Horizon League) has won two in a row and seven of its last nine games. Detroit Mercy (7-19, 3-10) has lost six of its last seven.
Nunn, the second-leading scorer in the nation, made five 3-pointers, was 10 of 18 from the field and has scored 20 or more points in 19 games.
Rochester — Kendrick Nunn and Jalen Hayes, the nation's top-scoring duo, combined for 46 points to lead Oakland to an 82-74 victory over IUPUI on Sunday.
Kunn, Hayes team again to lead Oakland over IUPUI 82-74
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn and Jalen Hayes, the nation's top-scoring duo, combined for 46 points to lead Oakland to an 82-74 victory over IUPUI on Sunday.
Nunn (26.0 ppg) scored 25 points and Hayes (19.1) had 21 for the Golden Grizzlies (15-10, 7-5 Horizon), who snapped a two-game skid. Nick Daniels added 11 points.
Dayton, Ohio — Freshman Loudon Love had a double-double in the first half and finished with 18 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds to lead Wright State by Oakland, 64-51, on Sunday afternoon.
1st place Wright State beats Oakland 64-51
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Loudon Love had a double-double in the first half and finished with 18 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds to lead Wright State by Oakland 64-51 on Sunday.
Love scored 15 first-half points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season as Wright State led 37-24 at halftime. The Raiders had a 25-14 edge on the glass and used 10 assists for 14 field goals.
Oakland pulls away late, beats UIC 78-68
CHICAGO (AP) — Kendrick Nunn had 18 of his 32 points in the first half and grabbed nine rebounds on Monday night to help Oakland beat Illinois-Chicago 78-68.
The Golden Grizzlies (12-8, 4-3 Horizon) pulled away for good with an 8-0 run that made it 73-65 on Martez Walker's 3-point play with 1:58 left. Tarkus Ferguson cut the deficit to five with a 3-point play before Oakland made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.
Hayes scores 30, Oakland rallies to beat Cleveland St 81-68
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Jalen Hayes scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Kendrick Nunn added 20 points with five 3-pointers, and Oakland rallied to beat Cleveland State 81-68 on Thursday night to win five of its last six.
Martez Walker scored 11 points for the Golden Grizzlies (11-8, 3-3 Horizon League) who overcame 37 percent first-half shooting to finish shooting 53.6 percent from the floor while holding the Vikings to 22 of 61 field goals (36.1 percent ).
Nunn sends Oakland past Youngstown St. 95-82
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 26 points with six 3-pointers and Jalen Hayes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and Oakland beat Youngstown State 95-82 on Wednesday.
Rochester, Mich. — Loudon Love and Grant Benzinger posted double-doubles and Everett Winchester scored seven of his eight points in overtime to spark Wright State to an 86-81 victory over Oakland on Sunday afternoon.
Winchester provides OT spark as Wright St tops Oakland 86-81
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Loudon Love and Grant Benzinger posted double-doubles and Everett Winchester scored seven of his eight points in overtime to spark Wright State to an 86-81 victory over Oakland on Sunday afternoon.
Love totaled 25 points and 17 rebounds and Benzinger added 14 points and 10 boards for the Raiders (12-5, 4-0 Horizon League). Mark Hughes chipped in with 19 points, five assists and five steals.
Oakland downs Milwaukee 76-68 behind Nunn’s 36 points
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 36 points on 12-of-21 shooting with five 3-pointers and four assists and Oakland beat Milwaukee 76-68 in their Horizon League opener on Thursday night for the Golden Grizzlies third straight win.
Hayes leads Oakland in 86-81 win over Eastern Michigan
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Jalen Hayes scored a career-high 37 points with 14-for-21 shooting and hauled in eight rebounds to lead Oakland to an 86-81 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday night.
Kendrick Nunn added 20 points, including four 3-pointers, Martez Walker had 12 points and Nick Daniels got 10 for Oakland, which shot 51 percent to avenge a Dec. 6 loss to Eastern Michigan. Hayes was 9 for 11 from the free-throw line.
Wednesday’s college basketball: Oakland cools Towson
Rochester — Kendrick Nunn scored 31 points, Jalen Hayes had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Oakland rolled to a 97-86 victory that snapped Towson's 10-game winning streak Wednesday night.
Editor's note: This is the latest installment of a weekly series looking at the college-basketball scene in Michigan.
Jalen Hayes was disappointed by the NCAA's ruling, but then again, he wasn't.
Rochester — Brailen Neely came off the bench to score 22 and dish off 13 assists, both career highs, and Oakland held off Texas Southern, 97-87, at the O'Rena on Thursday night.
Neely’s career night leads Oakland past Texas Southern 97-87
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Brailen Neely came off the bench to score 22 points and dish off 13 assists, both career highs, and Oakland held off Texas Southern 97-87 on Thursday night.
Martez Walker also scored 22, Nick Daniels had 21 to tie his career high and Jalen Hayes had 20 with 10 rebounds for the Golden Grizzlies (4-3).