Side DishesState basketball: Oakland romps in Texas tournament--The Detroit News
Couple teams going down unexpectedly on Saturday: Valparaiso lost to Ball State 69-66, while Missouri-Kansas City knocked South Dakota State from the ranks of the undefeated, 64-57.
Wichita State forward Anton Grady continued to recover on Saturday after a frightening fall in the Shockers’ game Friday against Alabama. Per a school press release, “doctors believe Grady suffered a spinal cord concussion during his collision with an opposing player in the Shockers’ Friday afternoon game at the AdvoCare Invitational, and they anticipate that, with time, his motor function and strength will return.” Praying and hoping for the best for him.
Corpus Christi, Texas — Percy Gibson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kay Felder added 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Oakland rolled over Abilene Christian, 85-57, in the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic on Saturday.
Oakland (3-2) started slow, led 13-9 at the midway point, then sprinted to a 37-24 lead at the break and dominated even more in the second half, winning that period 48-33.
The Golden Grizzles made 10 of 17 from long range and shot 50 percent (32-of-64) from the floor while holding Abilene Christian (3-3) to just 31.3 percent shooting (20-of-64). The Wildcats made only 3 of 21 long-range attempts. The Grizzles also dominated underneath, scoring 42 points in the paint to ACU’s 28.
Jaren Lewis had 13 points to lead ACU and Jalen Little and Jaylen Franklin added eight apiece.
(At) Oral Roberts 100, Detroit 95: Obi Emegano scored 31 points and Jalen Bradley added 21 as Oral Roberts made 15 of 21 attempts beyond the arc to beat Detroit.
Carlton Brundidge led the Titans (2-2) with 23 points, Anton Wilson had 19 and Chris Jenkins chipped in 16 and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Emegano, who made all five long range attempts, was 8-of-14 from the floor and had eight rebounds and dished out five assists. Bradley made 5 of 7 3-point attempts and had seven assists.
Aaron Young added 15 points for Oral Roberts (6-1), which has won five straight.
The Golden Eagles led throughout the second half. Wilson nailed a trey for the Titans and followed with a free throw to close to 100-95 with 38 seconds left.
Youngstown State 96, (at) Oakland 77: Olivia Nash scored 15 to lead four Golden Grizzlies in double figures, but Youngstown State had more.
Elena Popkey chipped in 14, Taylor Gleason had 13 and Nicole Dodd 11 for Oakland (3-2, 0-1 Horizon).
Kelsea Newman scored 27 and Indiya Benjamin had 21 for Youngstown State (5-0, 1-0), which outscored the visitors, 50-38, in the second half.
Wichita State’s Anton Grady stretchered off court following spinal concussion--CollegeBasketballTalk
Wichita State’s Anton Grady improving after being hospitalized--CollegeBasketballTalk
Carter leads No. 2 Maryland past Cleveland State, 80-63--CollegeBasketballTalk
Scary injury to Anton Grady overshadows Alabama's upset of Wichita State--USA Today
Robert Carter leads No. 2 Maryland past Cleveland State, 80-63--USA Today
Wichita State's Anton Grady to fly home with team--USA Today
Weekend Viewer's Guide: Early season tournaments wrap up--CBS Sports
Other Saturday matchups:Cleveland St.-Maryland Preview--CBS Sports
No. 2 Maryland faces Cleveland State, which can sometimes be a tricky matchup due to coach Gary Waters.
Wichita State’s Anton Grady expected to recover from spinal concussion--Wichita Eagle
Wichita State says F Grady's back injury improving--Wichita Eagle
Wichita State's Anton Grady leaves on stretcher in Shockers' loss to Alabama--Eye On College Basketball
Valentine's 32 points lead MSU past Boise State, 77-67--The Detroit Free Press
"We're struggling right now with our bigs a little bit," Izzo said. "And we are struggling with our off-guards to guard somebody."Former Cleveland State center Anton Grady recovering after suffering head injury vs. Alabama (photos)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
He was talking about Forbes and Harris, specifically. The team gets today to practice, watch film and try to regroup defensively. Izzo joked that he might send Harris and Forbes to nearby Disneyland to "see if they can find somebody to guard."
No. 2 Maryland turns back Cleveland State, 80-63--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Takes on Powerhouse Maryland in Cancun Challenge--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State Falls to #2 Maryland 80-63 in Final Game of Cancun Challenge--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State vs. Maryland preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Flannigan Scores 20 Points in 80-63 Setback at No. 2 Maryland--csuvikings.com
Vikings Drop Overtime Contest At Niagara, 73-72--csuvikings.com
Emegano leads Oral Roberts to 100-95 win over Detroit--CBS Sports
Titans Drop Shootout At Oral Roberts--detroittitans.com
Former Titan Brandan Kearney Drafted By NBL Canada--detroittitans.com
Titan 8-Game Holiday Pack Now On Sale--detroittitans.com
Titans Return Home to Host Niagara at Calihan Hall on Sunday--detroittitans.com
Detroit Tops Niagara, 80-75, for Coach Scott's First Win--detroittitans.com
Oakland beats Alcorn State 84-51 in Corpus Christi--CBS Sports
Gibson leads Oakland to 85-57 win over Abilene Christian--CBS Sports
Oakland beats Alcorn State 84-51 in Corpus Christi--The Oakland Press
Gibson leads Oakland past Abilene Christian--The Oakland Press
Friday’s basketball: Oakland beats Alcorn State--The Detroit News
OAKLAND SUFFERS SETBACK AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, 97-88--ougrizzlies.com
GIBSON LEADS OAKLAND TO 85-57 WIN OVER ABILENE CHRISTIAN--ougrizzlies.com
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TRANSFER GLEASON GRANTED IMMEDIATE ELIGIBILITY--ougrizzlies.com
OAKLAND FALLS TO YOUNGSTOWN STATE, 96-77--ougrizzlies.com
Drake beats Illinois-Chicago 83-62--CBS Sports
Regional basketball roundup: UIC, Chicago State both fall--The Chicago Tribune
Flames Fall to Hot-Shooting Bulldogs--uicflames.com
Bench Play Spark 66-63 Comeback Victory Over Central Michigan--uicflames.com
Green Bay dumps Eastern Illinois 81-72--CBS Sports
UWGB men win third straight--Green Bay Press Gazette
Defense leads Green Bay to victory over Akron--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Takes Winning Ways Into Illinois Road Trip--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Second Half Surge Gives Green Bay Third-Straight Win--GreenBayPhoenix.com
UWGB women go cold, fall to Rutgers--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Cruises to 79-58 Victory Over Tulane--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Green Bay Falls In Island Division Finale to Rutgers, 54-43--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Panthers are overpowered--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers bounce back from drubbing--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
First-Half Scoring Runs Propel Miami Past Milwaukee--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Top Explorers To Close Miami Thanksgiving Classic--uwmpanthers.com
Morning News: Valparaiso Goes Down, Cincinnati Holds Off George Washington, And Tulsa Falls To UALR--Basketball Predictions
Cincinnati Bearcats ranked 20th in updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one)--Eye On College Basketball
In: ProvidenceBall State hangs on to beat Valparaiso 69-66--CBS Sports
Bracket Bits: Monmouth makes November count--Bracketville
Valparaiso – Until a surprising loss at Ball State, the Crusaders posted road wins at Rhode Island and Oregon State.Valparaiso Crusaders vs. Ball State Cardinals men's basketball recap: Despite Peter's big night, Ball State hold off Valpo 69-66--Hustle Belt
College basketball preview: Valparaiso at Ball State--The Post-Tribune
Ball State jumps on Valparaiso early, holds on late for shocking upset--The NWI Times
Crusader Men Drop Road Decision at Ball State--valpoathletics.com
Toreros Board Up in 76-60 Win over Valpo Women--valpoathletics.com
Crusaders Claw Back but Fall 77-63 to Northern Colorado--valpoathletics.com
Road tilt at NC A&T awaits @NKUNorseMBB--nkunorse.com
Franson, Roush key fourth quarter comeback at RMU--nkunorse.com
Career high 18 points from Lyttle power NKU women to home win over Tennessee Tech--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Norse women crush Tennessee Tech, 88-62--The Northerner
Hot shooting propels @NKUNorseWBB over Tennessee Tech--nkunorse.com
@NKUNorseWBB on the road to take on Robert Morris--nkunorse.com
George Mason defense swamps Wright State in 66-39 win--CBS Sports
Ernsthausen enjoying jump from spectator to starter--Dayton Daily News
Thomasson relishes status as senior leader--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. George Mason--Dayton Daily News
Ice-cold shooting sinks Wright State--Dayton Daily News
Raiders upset No. 24 George Washington--The Guardian
Men Fall at George Mason--wsuraiders.com
Hayes scores career high--The Guardian
Women Defeat Houston at Lone Star Showcase--wsuraiders.com
Women Upset #24/23 George Washington--wsuraiders.com
Hain leads Youngstown State over Niagara 88-70--CBS Sports
Rebounding effort--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Late Run Leads Men's Basketball to 88-70 Win Over Niagara--ysusports.com
Newman, YSU rain 3-pointers on Oakland--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU’s offensive explosion--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Offense Ignites for Record-Setting Performance in Win at Oakland--ysusports.com
Oakland Cruises to Win--Horizon League Network
GB & YSU Score Road Wins; Oakland Takes Corpus Christi Coastal Classic--Horizon League Network
Four Teams Roll to Victory on Black Friday--Horizon League Network
WSU Upsets #24/23 George Washington; YSU Grabs First Conference Win--Horizon League Network
Detroit, NKU Win Close Contests--Horizon League Network