Youngstown St., Oakland meet in convention play

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Youngstown State (6-5, 3-5) v Oakland (3-12, 3-5) Orena Athletics Center, Oakland, Michigan; Friday, 7pm EST BOTTOM LINE: Oakland …

Youngstown State (6-5, 3-5) versus Oakland (3-12, 3-5)

Orena Athletics Center, Oakland, Michigan; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Youngstown State is visiting Oakland in a Horizon matchup. Both teams suffered losses last Saturday. Oakland lost 87-78 in Green Bay to Green Bay, while Youngstown State fell 93-55 in Wright State.

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RAMPING IT UP: The Golden Grizzlies scored 74.5 points per game and allowed 81.4 points per game in eight conference games. These numbers represent both moves in the right direction from the 79 points scored and 88.9 points allowed per game for opponents outside the conference.

CREATE VIOLATIONS: Jalen Moore has scored or supported 60 percent of all field goals in Oakland in the past three games. The junior guard has scored 22 field goals and 28 assists in these games.

WINLESS WHEN: Oakland is 0-9 this year if they score 73 points or less and 3-3 if they score 74 or more.

UNBEATEN WHEN: Youngstown State is a perfect 5-0 if its defense keeps opponents at a field goal percentage of 45.7 percent or less. The penguins are 1-5 when opponents are better at shooting.

DID YOU KNOW that Oakland is number one on the horizon with an average of 73.5 possessions per game?

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