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#789 Oakland University vs.
#790 Ohio State
 Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:00pm EST
 Written by Michael Briggs

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday at The Schottenstein Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET.

Oakland was picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League in the league’s preseason poll. Junior forward Trey Townsend (16.5 PPG and 7.6 RPG) was named to the conference’s Preseason All-League First Tea Last season, the Golden Grizzlies were 13-19 overall, including 5-10 on the road.

Ohio State was predicted to finish seventh in the Big Ten in the conference’s preseason poll. No Buckeyes were selected to the B1G’s preseason all-conference teams. Last season, OSU was 16-19 overall and 10-6 at home.

With a 143-point game total, the Buckeyes are 19.5-point spread favorites.

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Oakland needs to put together a complete season

Oakland split exhibition games against Walsh (losing) and Wayne State (winning), before starting its 2023–24 campaign on the road at Ohio State. The Golden Grizzlies boast a nice mix of returning talent and newcomers, including several transfers. Can they have more success later in the season than they have in recent years?Oakland is led by head coach Greg Kampe, who returns for his 40th season at the helm of the program.

The offense will run through Townsend, who shot 51.8 percent from the field last season. The Grizz will also rely on returning upperclassmen G Blake Lampman (10.0 PPG), G Rocket Watts (8.7 PPG), and F Chris Conway (4.5 PPG).

The notable newcomers are transfer shooters Jack Gohlke (Hillsdale College) and DQ Cole (Henry Ford College), point guard Tone Hunter (Long Beach State), and forward Aundre Polk (Central Michigan).

Last season, the Grizzlies scored 73.3 points per game (138th) and shot 43.4 percent (258th), including 30.6 percent from three (340th). They knocked down 77.5 percent of their free throws (16th) and averaged 29.1 rebounds (307th). Oakland’s opponents averaged 76.2 points (332nd) and shot 46.7 percent (335th) with a 36.5 shooting percentage from long distance (324th).

 

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