Saturday, November 22, 2014

Basketball: WCU vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Game #4)

Game Day: Monday
Date: Nov. 24, 2014
Location: Rochester, Mich. (Athletics Center O'rena)
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: Comcast/ESPN3
Radio:  Catamount Sports Network

On Monday, the Catamounts will travel to Rochester, Mich. to meet the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in a regional round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

The Golden Grizzlies are members of the Horizon League, and are 0-3 in the season coming into this game. Oakland was picked to finish seventh in the Preseason Horizon League Poll, after a 13-20 finish last season.

Oakland has dropped games so far to Iowa StateEastern Michigan and Western Michigan. The Golden Grizzlies are 0-1 at home and 0-2 on the road this season, however, the Grizzlies are tough to beat at home, much like the Catamounts and are 45-10 over their last 54 home games.

In Oakland's three games this season, they are averaging 76.7 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the floor, and have made 25 of 67 three point attempts (37%) while hitting 45 of 65 free throw attempts (69%).  Currently, RS junior Tommie McCune (6-8, 210 lbs forward) leads all scorers for Oakland with 18.7 ppg, closely followed by sophomore Kahlil Felder (5-9, 176 lbs, point guard) with 17.3 ppg and RS senior Corey Petros (6-10, 255 lbs. forward) with 14.3 ppg.

Oakland Probable Starting Line-up
Kahlil Felder - Sophomore 5-9, 170 lbs 19 ppg
Max Hooper - RS junior, 6-6, 170 lbs, 12 ppg
Dante Williams - Senior, 6-6, 183 lbs, 5 ppg
Tommie McCune - RS junior, 6-8, 200 lbs, 14.5 ppg
Corey Petros - RS senior, 6-10, 239 lbs 14.3 ppg