Men’s basketball loses first game of road trip

The Oakland University men’s basketball team fell to Colorado State, 95-89, Sunday afternoon in Fort Collins in the first of a six-game road trip.

Oakland lead for much of the game but fell behind late in the second half when the home Rams made a run.

Golden Grizzlies guard Kahlil Felder scored 23 points and added 10 assists but made just eight of his 22 shot attempts. He fouled out with less than a minute to play.

Sophomore forward Jalen Hayes and transfer guard Sherron Dorsey-Walker both played well for Oakland. Hayes scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds but fouled out early in the second half. Dorsey-Walker contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds and made both of his attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.

Senior center Percy Gibson recorded 18 points and nine rebounds and Oakland managed to outrebound CSU 42-38 but the team was unable to contain the Rams on defense.

Colorado State was lead by Gian Cavell with 21 points and 12 rebounds on the afternoon. Joe De Ciman had 18 points and made four of eight three-pointers. He threw in eight rebounds for good measure. John Gillon had 17 points and eight assists.

Oakland, 1-1 overall, will play unbeaten Southern Illinois at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Carbondale, Illinois. The Salukis are 4-0 so far this season.