Rochester, MI (Sports Network) - Travis Bader scored a career-high 47 points as the Oakland Golden Grizzlies downed the IUPUI Jaguars, 89-71, in a Summit League showdown at the Athletics Center O'Rena.
Bader's 47 points are the third-most all-time for the Golden Grizzlies (9-13, 4-4 Summit) and he set a program record for both 3-point baskets made and attempted in a game by knocking down 11-of-18 from beyond the arc. Bader upped his nation-leading 3-point total 94 and has drilled a trey in 42 straight games, the longest active streak in the country. Corey Petros posted a double- double with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Oakland, while Duke Mondy chipped in with 11 points.
For the Jaguars (6-17, 1-8), Sean Esposito led the way with 21 points, Donovan Gibbs finished with 15 points and Greg Rice pulled down 10 rebounds. IUPUI has now lost its last seven contests.
In the first half, Oakland hit on 48.3 percent of its field goal tries, including 5-of-16 from 3-point range, as it took a 37-26 advantage into intermission. IUPUI shot 42.9 percent from the field and kept the game close by connecting on 5-of-9 from beyond the 3-point arc.
The Golden Grizzlies were red-hot in the second half, draining 63 percent of their shots from the floor, including 9-of-14 from 3-point range. The Jaguars were equally accurate from the floor, making 62.1 percent of their field goal attempts in the second half, although they were held to just 5-of-15 from 3- point range. Oakland opened the half on a 25-11 run to take control of the game. The Jaguars would get no closer than 11 the rest of the way, as the Golden Grizzlies cruised to victory.
Oakland dominated on the boards, outrebounding IUPUI 37-18. The Golden Grizzlies had the advantage on second chance points as well, 17-6.