Stats & Info: Oakland Golden Grizzlies

Thursday recap: Bader stars off bench

January, 27, 2012
Player of the Night - Travis Bader
It was supposed to be a battle between Reggie Hamilton and Nate Wolters. But Bader stole the show in Oakland's 92-87 win over South Dakota State. He came off the bench to hit a school-record 10 three-pointers to finish with a career-high 37 points. He's the third Division I player with 10 threes in a game this season, and second to do it coming off the bench, joining Iona's Sean Armand. Bader's 37 points are the most off the bench since Lamar's Mike James went off for 52 last season.

Stepping Up - Tyler Zeller
Zeller went for 21 points and 17 rebounds as North Carolina topped NC State, 74-55. He's the first Tar Heel with a 21-17 game since Tyler Hansbrough in 2008. Zeller is now averaging 17.0 PPG and 12.0 RPG in conference play. The win gave the Tar Heels 11 straight over NC State, matching their longest streak in the history of the rivalry.

Filling Up the Stat Sheet – Nate Wolters
South Dakota State came up short, but Wolters again put up some eye-popping numbers. He had 21 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. Wolters is now averaging 21.0 PPG, 6.2 APG and 5.0 RPG. Going back to 2000, only four players have maintained a 20-5-5 average over a full season: Norris Cole, Evan Turner, Ricky Minard and Speedy Claxton.

Breakout Game - Tevin Svihovec and Emmanuael Addo
Northern Colorado lost in double overtime to Idaho State, 99-94, but just getting that far was something of an accomplishment. The Bears top two scorers combined for six points. That meant others picked up the load. Svihovec (30) and Addo (28) combined for 58 points even though they were averaging just 16.4 PPG coming into this one.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night - Butler Bulldogs
Apart from last year's National Championship Game, Butler had its worst offensive showing of the past 15 years. The Bulldogs shot just 28.1 percent in a 53-42 loss to UW-Milwaukee. Butler missed its first 12 three-pointers, and finished 1-16 from three-point range. Its starting lineup finished 0-12 from long range.
Oklahoma’s embarrassing loss
Missouri walked all over Oklahoma in an 87-49 win. The 38-point margin of victory is the Tigers’ largest over Oklahoma since a 66-22 win back in 1922. It stands as Oklahoma’s worst Big 12 loss ever, and the Sooners largest margin of defeat since a 45-point loss to UCLA in January 1975.

Ohio State with another Big Ten blowout
In their first meeting as conference foes, Ohio State dominated Nebraska, 71-40. Together with a 33-point win over Northwestern, both of Ohio State’s conference wins have been by 30 or more points. Those make up two of Ohio State’s four largest margins of victory in Big Ten games over the past 15 years. The last time the Buckeyes had 30-point Big Ten wins in the same season was 1960-61.

Armand on fire off the bench
Iona’s Sean Armand came off the bench to score 32 points on 10-19 shooting from three-point range. That set a school record for threes in a game, as well as a MAAC record for threes in a conference game. He’s the first player with double-digit threes off the bench against a D-I opponent since Portland’s Jared Stohl had 10 in December 2009. Armand’s 32 points are the third most off the bench this season. Coming off an eight-game road trip, the Gaels beat Siena, 95-59.

Oral Roberts can’t miss
Oral Roberts shot 66.7 percent (including 68.8 percent from three-point range) in an 89-80 win over Oakland. In the second half, the Golden Eagles couldn’t miss, shooting 77.8 percent and hitting eight of nine three-pointers. Oakland’s loss snapped a 31-game conference home win streak.