OU men’s basketball falls again

Oakland University men’s basketball (0-2) dropped their second straight contest Tuesday, Nov. 12 to the UCLA Bruins (2-0) 91-60 in Los Angeles at the Pauley Pavilion. 

The Grizzlies’ game wasn’t as close as they hoped it to be, as UCLA had a close call with another mid-major at home versus Drexel. The Bruins escaped that game with a five-point win.

OU’s offense got off to another rough start their second straight game by only putting up 24 points in the first half. That led to a 20-point deficit at the half.

The Grizzlies made only six 3-pointers on the game, five of which came from senior guard Travis Bader. Bader finished the game with a team-high 19 points.

Newcomers Tommie McCune had 12 and freshman point guard Kahlil Fielder added 10.

The game’s leading scorers were all Bruins. Guard Jordan Adams had 22 points and forward Tony Parker got his first double-double on the year, finishing with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Fielder, Bader and senior Corey Petros scored 18 of the team’s first 20 points to open the game, but it was too little, too late as the Bruins and Head Coach Steve Alford proved their team was able to withstand anything OU threw at them.

The score was 82-45 with about five minutes remaining, sealing the Grizzlies’ fate before the final buzzer sounded.

Men’s basketball will try to rebound from the loss against the Cal Golden Bears Friday, Nov. 15 at 11 p.m. at the Haas Pavilion in Berkley, California.