2010–11 Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team

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2010–11 Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball
The Summit League regular season champions
The Summit League tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
Conference The Summit League
2010–11 record 25–10 (17–1 Summit)
Head coach Greg Kampe
Assistant coach Jeff Tungate
Assistant coach Darren Sorenson
Assistant coach Saddi Washington
Home arena Athletics Center O'rena
Seasons
2010–11 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
x-Oakland 17 1   .944     25 10   .714
x-Oral Roberts 13 5   .722     19 16   .543
x-IUPUI 12 6   .667     19 14   .576
x-IPFW 11 7   .611     18 12   .600
x-South Dakota State 10 8   .556     19 12   .613
x-UMKC 9 9   .500     16 14   .533
x-North Dakota State 8 10   .444     14 15   .483
x-Southern Utah 7 11   .389     11 19   .367
Western Illinois 2 16   .111     7 23   .233
Centenary * 1 17   .056     1 29   .033
Conference tournament winner
As of March 18, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament
x-Clinched berth in conference tournament

The 2010–11 Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team were a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball team representing Oakland University. OU won the conference regular season and conference tournament title for the second consecutive year. Oakland received The Summit League's automatic berth into the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as a #13 seed against #4 seeded Texas. The Golden Grizzlies lost the game 85–81.

Preseason[edit]

Oakland was picked to win The Summit League championship.[1] They received 29 of 34 first place votes.[2] Center Keith Benson was picked as the Preseason Conference Player of the Year and named to the All-League First Team. Guard Larry Wright was named to the Second Team.[2]

Joining the team for the 2010–11 season were guards Reggie Hamilton and Travis Bader. Hamilton was eligible to play after sitting out the 2009–10 season. Hamilton had transferred from fellow conference team UMKC. Freshman Bader began playing after his redshirt season. Also seeing significant minutes was freshman guard Ryan Bass.

Regular season[edit]

Oakland was the first Division I school to clinch the conference championship.[2] Oakland finished the season with a 34–2 record in their last 36 conference games spanning two seasons, which was the best in NCAA Division I.[2]

Records[edit]

Oakland set The Summit League's record for most consecutive regular season conference wins with 17.[2] The 2009–10 Oakland team tied the same record last year, which was originally set by Cleveland State during 1991–92 and 1992–93 seasons.[2] Oakland won three more games before losing to IUPUI to set the record at 20 consecutive regular season conference wins.

Benson set The Summit League record for career blocked shots with 371. He passed the mark of 317 set by Keith Closs of Central Connecticut State University from 1994–98.[2]

Player of the Week[edit]

Benson won the conference's player of the week away three times this season (November 29, December 20 and January 24). Point guard Reggie Hamilton won the award twice (January 18 and February 14).[2]

All-league awards[edit]

Benson was named the conference's Player of the Year and coach Greg Kampe was named Coach of the Year. Both won the awards for the second consecutive season.[3]

Benson and junior guard Reggie Hamilton were named to the All-League First Team.[3] Senior forward Will Hudson was selected for the Second Team, freshman guard Bader was named to the All-Newcomer Team and senior guard Larry Wright was named the Sixth Man of the Year.[3] Benson was also named The Summit League's Defensive Player of the Year.[3]

Roster[edit]

No. Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown (Previous school)
52 Joey Asbury F 6'7" 200 Fr. Warren, MI (Mott)
3 Travis Bader G 6'4" 180 R-Fr. Okemos, MI (Okemos)
33 Ryan Bass G 5'10" 160 Fr. Dayton, OH (Dunbar)
34 Keith Benson C 6'11" 230 R-Sr. Farmington Hills, MI (Country Day)
22 Blake Cushingberry * G 6'3" 249 Jr. Romeo, MI (Romeo)
12 Ledrick Eackles G 6'2" 196 So. Zachary, LA (Hargrave Military Academy (VA))
23 Reggie Hamilton G 5'11" 175 R-Jr. Chicago, IL (UMKC)
11 Jordan Howenstine G 6'1" 155 So. Lansing, MI (Sexton)
4 Will Hudson F 6'9" 235 Sr. Madison, WI (Middleton)
13 Laval Lucas-Perry ** G 6'2" 200 R-Jr. Flint, MI (Michigan)
50 Ilija Milutinovic C 7'0" 252 Jr. Niš, Serbia (Milestone Christian Academy (MO))
42 Corey Petros * C/F 6'9" 243 Fr. Sterling Heights, MI (Eisenhower)
40 Kyle Sikora * C 7'0" 231 Fr. Key Largo, FL (Florida Christian)
15 Drew Valentine F 6'5" 225 So. Lansing, MI (Sexton)
2 Larry Wright G 6'2" 165 R-Sr. Saginaw, MI (St. John's)

* Redshirting 2010–11 season
** Sitting out 2010–11 season due to transfer rules

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
November 12, 2010*
9:00pm, ESPN Full Court
at West Virginia L 95–71  0–1
WVU Coliseum (12,707)
Morgantown, WV
November 15, 2010*
7:00pm
at Ohio W 78–66  1–1
Convocation Center (5,084)
Athens, OH
November 21, 2010*
7:00pm, Big Ten Network
at No. 14 Purdue
Chicago Invitational Challenge
L 82–67  1–2
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
November 23, 2010*
7:00pm
at Wright State
Chicago Invitational Challenge
L 82–79  1–3
Nutter Center (3,327)
Dayton, OH
November 26, 2010*
3:30pm
vs. Southern
Chicago Invitational Challenge
W 105–53  2–3
Sears Centre (N/A)
Hoffman Estates, IL
November 27, 2010*
2:30pm
vs. Austin Peay
Chicago Invitational Challenge
W 78–70 OT 3–3
Sears Centre (N/A)
Hoffman Estates, IL
December 2, 2010
7:00pm
Southern Utah W 81–65  4–3
(1–0)
Athletics Center O'rena (2.015)
Rochester, MI
December 4, 2010
6:00pm
UMKC W 99–62  5–3
(2–0)
Athletics Center O'rena (2,505)
Rochester, MI
December 8, 2010*
8:00pm
at No. 16 Illinois L 74–63  5–4
Assembly Hall (15,256)
Champaign, IL
December 11, 2010*
12:30pm, Fox Sports Detroit
vs. No. 7 Michigan State L 77–76  5–5
The Palace of Auburn Hills (17,115)
Auburn Hills, MI
December 14, 2010*
7:00pm, ESPNU
at No. 7 Tennessee W 89–82  6–5
Thompson–Boling Arena (16,784)
Knoxville, TN
December 18, 2010*
12:00pm, ESPN Full Court
at Michigan L 69–51  6–6
Crisler Arena (9,738)
Ann Arbor, MI
December 20, 2010*
7:30pm
Rochester College
Lou Henson Award Tournament
W 103–79  7–6
Athletics Center O'rena (2,435)
Rochester, MI
December 21, 2010*
7:30pm
Valparaiso
Lou Henson Award Tournament
L 103–102  7–7
Athletics Center O'rena (2,175)
Rochester, MI
December 23, 2010*
8:00pm, Big Ten Network
at No. 2 Ohio State L 92–63  7–8
Value City Arena (13,459)
Columbus, OH
December 28, 2010
8:00pm
at Centenary W 98–71  8–8
(3–0)
Gold Dome (661)
Shreveport, LA
December 30, 2010
8:00pm, Fox College Sports
at Oral Roberts W 85–77  9–8
(4–0)
Mabee Center (3,035)
Tulsa, OK
January 6, 2011
7:30pm, Fox Sports Detroit
IUPUI W 85–71  10–8
(5–0)
Athletics Center O'rena (2,615)
Rochester, MI
January 8, 2011
6:00pm
Western Illinois W 79–50  11–8
(6–0)
Athletics Center O'rena (3,805)
Rochester, MI
January 15, 2011
7:00pm
at IPFW W 86–68  12–8
(7–0)
Memorial Coliseum (2,969)
Fort Wayne, IN
January 20, 2011
8:00pm
at South Dakota State W 97–88  13–8
(8–0)
Frost Arena (3,241)
Brookings, SD
January 22, 2011
8:30pm
at North Dakota State W 83–76  14–8
(9–0)
Bison Sports Arena (3,761)
Fargo, ND
January 27, 2011
7:00pm
Oral Roberts W 88–85[4]  15–8
(10–0)
Athletics Center O'rena (2,615)
Rochester, MI
January 29, 2011
6:00pm
Centenary College W 100–70[5]  16–8
(11–0)
Athletics Center O'rena (3,675)
Rochester, MI
February 3, 2011
8:00pm
at Western Illinois W 88–65[6]  17–8
(12–0)
Western Hall (497)
Macomb, IL
February 5, 2011
7:00pm
vs. IUPUI L 100–88[7]  17–9
(12–1)
Conseco Fieldhouse (2,244)
Indianapolis, IN
February 12, 2011
12:00pm, Fox Sports Detroit
IPFW W 86–78[8]  18–9
(13–1)
Athletics Center O'rena (2,805)
Rochester, MI
February 17, 2011
7:00pm
North Dakota State W 71–69[9]  19–9
(14–1)
Athletics Center O'rena (2,865)
Rochester, MI
February 19, 2011
6:00pm
South Dakota State W 105–96[10]  20–9
(15–1)
Athletics Center O'rena (3,934)
Rochester, MI
February 24, 2011
8:05pm
at UMKC W 103–90[11]  21–9
(16–1)
Swinney Recreation Center (1,159)
Kansas City, MO
February 26, 2011
9:30pm
at Southern Utah W 82–68[12]  22–9
(17–1)
Centrum Arena (2,413)
Cedar City, UT
2011 The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
March 5, 2011
7:00pm, Midco Sports Net
vs. Southern Utah
Quarterfinals
W 82–66[13]  23–9
Sioux Falls Arena (N/A)
Sioux Falls, SD
March 7, 2011
7:00pm, Fox Sports Detroit
vs. South Dakota State
Semifinals
W 110–90[14]  24–9
Sioux Falls Arena (N/A)
Sioux Falls, SD
March 8, 2011
9:00pm, ESPN2
vs. Oral Roberts
Finals
W 90–76[15]  25–9
Sioux Falls Arena (2,105)
Sioux Falls, SD
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
March 18, 2011*
12:15pm, CBS
vs. No. 8 Texas
Second Round
L 85–81[16]  25–10
BOK Center (12,631)
Tulsa, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h [2] Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
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  4. ^ "Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies - Box Score - January 27, 2011 - ESPN". Scores.espn.go.com. January 27, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Centenary Gentlemen vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies - Box Score - January 29, 2011 - ESPN". Espn.go.com. January 29, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks - Box Score - February 03, 2011 - ESPN". Scores.espn.go.com. February 3, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
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  8. ^ "IPFW Mastodons vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies - Box Score - February 12, 2011 - ESPN". Scores.espn.go.com. February 12, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "North Dakota State Bison vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies - Box Score - February 17, 2011 - ESPN". Scores.espn.go.com. February 17, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
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  16. ^ "Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Texas Longhorns - Box Score - March 18, 2011 - ESPN". Scores.espn.go.com. March 18, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2014.