Golden Grizzlies defeat Pac 12’s Washington Huskies

Oakland men’s basketball (7-3) defeated the University of Washington (7-3) on Saturday afternoon on the back of Kahlil Felder’s 38 points. The victory snaps a 19-game losing streak to power conference schools.

Felder played arguably the best game of his career, setting a new best in points and adding nine assists. He threw in six rebounds for good measure.

“He was really really good, I mean that was Kay being Kay,” head coach Greg Kampe said after the game.

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar compared Felder to current Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during his post game press conference.

Martez Walker had a stellar debut for the Golden Grizzlies with 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting and adding four rebounds.

“As you can see, Martez helps us,” Kampe said.

Jalen Hayes had a double double with 16 points and 17 rebounds for Oakland.

Enterring the day, Washington was averaging the most rebounds per game in the country at 47 per game. Oakland outrebounded the Huskies 55 to 39 and the Golden Grizzlies shot 48.1 percent from the field.

Dejounte Murray led the Huskies with 16 points and seven assists. Matisse Thybulle also had 16 points. Noah Dickerson had eight points and nine rebounds. None of them could slow down Felder.

“I thought we saw a sensational performance,” Romar said after the game. “There was nothing we could’ve done to stop Felder tonight.”

Oakland will come home to play number one ranked Michigan State on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

“We get a chance to play the number one team in the country on a neutral floor,” Kampe said. “It will be an unbelievable environment.”