Down two with six tenths of a second remaining and the length of the court to travel, the odds were stacked against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.
But a crafty concoction by head coach Greg Kampe allowed Oakland to force overtime and knock off Youngstown State in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament Tuesday night.
You'll see Kampe's strategy play out at the 1:57...
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Oakland needed a buzzer-beater to survive UIC in January, but this time around the Golden Grizzlies shot the lights out and had little trouble with the Flames in a 86-71 victory.
Oakland (11-18, 6-8 Horizon) shot 9-of-15 from three-point range in the first half to build a 45-24 lead at the break.
Senior guard Travis Bader got the ball rolling with a left-wing...
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Charlie Lee scored a career-high 31 points and Cleveland State made 14 3-pointers to overcome record-setting long-range shooter Travis Bader and Oakland's 15 3-pointers for a 92-85 win Thursday night.
Lee made 6 of 8 3-point attempts and all 11 of his free throws while Bader hit 10 of 13 3-point tries en route to 35 points. CSU (16-9, 7-3 Horizon) shot 60...
If you ask 100 college-basketball fans to name the best 3-point shooter in Michigan, you'll probably get a nearly unanimous answer.
There might be a few unusual picks, but a vast majority would immediately choose Nik Stauskas.
Open the question up to the history of college basketball, and you'll get a lot more names. Steve Smith and Shawn Respert from Michigan State. Glen Rice from...
Duke Mondy scored 24 points and Travis Bader added 20 as Oakland clinched a 75-70 come-from-behind victory over Valparaiso on Saturday night.
Oakland (6-11, 1-1 Horizon League) trailed for more than 29 minutes until a 19-5 run - including two 3's each by Mondy and Bader - put the Golden Grizzlies ahead with 3:32 to go. An Alec Peters jumper tied the score at 70, but the Crusaders...
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January 04, 2014
Travis Bader scored 34 points to surpass 2,000 for his career as Oakland turned back Division III Defiance 87-66 Friday night.
Bader, who leads the nation in 3-pointers at 4.6 per game, was 7 of 10 from behind the arc and hit 7 of 8 free throws. Corey Petros added 21 points for the Golden Grizzlies (5-1) on 8-of-11 shooting and Tommie McCune had 10. Kahlil Felder had 10 assists...
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December 27, 2013
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies defeated Defiance in a rout 87-66 Friday night from the O’rena.
Travis Bader led the way for OU with 34 points and 5 rebounds in the win. Corey Petros and Tommie McCune also found themselves in double figures with 21 and 10 points respectively.
As a team the Grizzlies shot 55.6 percent from the field while going 18 for 25 from the line.
Corey Petros , Travis Bader and Dante Williams combined for 72 points in leading Oakland to a 100-94 victory over Robert Morris on Sunday.
Petros had 26 points, Bader 24, and Williams 22 points. Oakland shot 57 percent as a team.
Oakland (4-10) led the Colonials by 17 at intermission on the heels of impressive shooting from the field. Robert Morris (5-8) was unable to make a dent...
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December 22, 2013