Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/25/13
His Twitter handle is as good as they come: "DarthBader3," a takeoff of "Star Wars" character Darth Vader. Travis Bader scored a career-best 47 points Thursday night for Oakland University -- the most by any player in a Division I game this season -- while making a school-record 11 3-pointers. The previous high this season in college basketball was a 42-point game by BYU's Tyler Haws. Hot, hotter, hottest. That was Bader, who led Oakland U., a Summit League team from Rochester, Mich., to an 89-71 victory at home over IUPUI. He made 15 of 24 field-goal attempts, including 11 of 18 beyond the arc, and was perfect on six free throws while playing all 40 minutes. Bader's performance was quickly recognized by both Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond, who tweeted to him, "good game bro way to light em up," and by ESPN college-basketball analyst Jay Bilas, whose Twitter message read, "Strong, Travis, strong." Bader, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound fourth-year junior, leads the nation with 9...
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