Rochester, MI (Sports Network) - Travis Bader shot a perfect 10-of-10 from the
free-throw line en route to 27 points to lead the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to
an 82-79 overtime win over the Morehead State Eagles in a BracketBuster
matchup at Athletics Center O'rena.
Ryan Bass notched 18 points for Oakland (16-14) while Drew Valentine
contributed 15 points and eight rebounds. Dylan Mondy added 10 points and five
assists off the bench.
Chad Posthumus led Morehead State (13-16) with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Bruce Reed tallied 14 points while Angelo Warner and Milton Chavis each netted
Despite shooting just 2-of-12 from behind the arc in the first half, Morehead
State led 41-34 at halftime after outrebounding Oakland, 24-13. 11 of those
rebounds came on the offensive end.
Oakland shot 50 percent from the floor in the second period to claw its way
back into the game and take the lead. A Valentine layup with 1:28 remaining
gave them a 74-67 edge but MSU scored the final seven points of regulation to
tie the score and force overtime.
Dante Williams found Valentine early in the extra session for a triple to give
Oakland a quick 77-74 advantage. Atkinson knotted the score with a 3-pointer
of his own on the other end then Oakland then hit 5-of-8 from the foul line in
the games final minutes while MSU went cold from the floor. Trailing by three
with three seconds remaining, Kahlil Owens turned the ball over and Oakland
Oakland improved to 1-1 in overtime games this season while Morehead State
falls to 0-3.
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