Oakland opened its season with a 74-57 loss to No. 19 Alabama on Monday night.
Although Reggie Hamilton scored 16 points in the first half, Oakland coach Greg Kampe was disappointed in the star guard's play.
A preseason mid-major All-America who averaged 17.6 points and 5.3 assists last season, Hamilton didn't score in the second half.
''I think I stopped him,'' Kampe said. ''I was very angry with him at halftime. I think he played a terrible first half. I thought he lost purpose out there and it became more of a battle for him to score than it was Oakland trying to score.
''He tried to take over. You can't go one-on-one, especially against a great defensive team. I got on him really hard at halftime. He probably would have had 25 or 30 if I continued to let him play that way, but that's not the way we play.
''We had people open and he turned it down. I thought what he wanted to do was he wanted to win the game so bad that...