Oakland 78, Western Michigan 73 / Final

Sat, December 2, 2017 2:00 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: University Arena • Kalamazoo, MI  
Golden Grizzlies (78)
Broncos (73)
Score by Half: Oakland 37-41 - 78   Western Michigan 40-33 - 73  
Team Rebounds: Oakland 1, Western Michigan 2
Officials: Bryan Anslinger, Geoff Vejsicky, Frank Spencer
Attendance: 2,418
Top Performances
1Martez Walker (OAK) 32 pts (10/14 fg), 5/7 3fg, 1 reb
2Thomas Wilder (WMU) 24 pts (8/16 fg), 3/5 3fg, 3 reb, 4 ast, 5 stl
3Isaiah Brock (OAK) 6 pts (3/5 fg), 16 reb, 2 blk
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before OAK 1507 (#125), WMU 1366 (#171)  After OAK 1522 (#125), WMU 1351 (#171)
ELO Points Transfer: 15
AP Game Recap

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Martez Walker scored 32 points and sank a pair of clinching free throws with 5.2 seconds left as Oakland fended off a Western Michigan rally to defeat the Broncos 78-73 on Saturday in an intense meeting of the preseason favorites of their respective conferences.

Walker matched his career-best scoring, making five 3-pointers and 7 of 8 at the line in 40 minutes. Horizon League favorite Oakland (5-3) rallied from 10 points down early in the first half to lead by 14, 69-55, with eight minutes to play.

Mid-American Conference favorite Western Michigan reeled off 11 unanswered points with Thomas Wilder scoring seven his 24 points and two steals as the Broncos closed to 69-66 with 4:53 remaining.

Walker stemmed the momentum with a 3-pointer.

News Articles
Lead Changes: 3   Biggest Lead: OAK +14   Run: OAK 18-3 (2-11:42 to 2-08:15)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Oakland, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Oakland, 3-2 Since 2000: Western Michigan, 6-5
WMU 94 OAK 100
OAK 80 WMU 75
WMU 89 OAK 87

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More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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