Game No. 3
Canisius (1-1) at Oakland (0-2)
Saturday, Nov. 16 — 8 p.m.
Athletics Center O'rena (Rochester, Mich.)
Live Video: Horizon League Network
Free Audio Broadcast: GoGriffs.com
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- Canisius concludes its two-game trip to the state of Michigan with Saturday night’s contest against Oakland University.
- The Golden Griffins and the Grizzlies are meeting for the second consecutive season after playing for the first time in program history last season in the Koessler Athletic Center.
- Oakland defeated Canisius 52-51 on Nov. 20, 2012.
- Canisius is making its first trip to the Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, Mich.
- The Golden Griffins have made 11 or more 3-pointers in both games to start the 2013-14 season. Canisius has made 11 or more 3-pointers in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 28 and 30, 2008.
- Senior Jamie Ruttle was named to the preseason All-MAAC Third Team. It is the third time in Ruttle’s career that she has been selected to a preseason All-MAAC Team.
- Canisius was picked to finish sixth of 11 teams in the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
- At Big Four Media Day on Oct. 14, Ruttle was voted to the All-Big Four First Team while senior Jen Morabito and junior Kayla Hoohuli were each voted to the All-Big Four Second Team.
- Oakland has dropped its opening two games of the 2013-14 season. The Grizzlies lost 85-55 in the season opener at Indiana and lost 57-54 in their home opener against Central Florida on Tuesday night.
- Oakland posted a 9-20 record last season, including a 7-9 record in home games. Oakland was 7-9 in home games.
- Oakland posted a 3-13 record in the Summit League but has now joined the Horizon League for the 2013-14 campaign. Oakland was picked to finish eighth in the nine-team Horizon League preseason poll.
- Sophomore Olivia Nash was selected to the preseason Horizon League Second Team. Nash earned Summit League Freshman of the Year honors last year after averaging 11.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Nash is averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds in two games this year.
- Oakland returns its top three scorers from last year but is battling through injuries with two players out for the year and another two players out indefinitely.
- Oakland forced its opponents into 8.3 steals per game last season. The Grizzlies had a 27.5 offensive rebounding percentage and 68.4 defensive rebounding percentage.
- Jeff Tungate is in his first year as head coach at Oakland. He was the associate head coach of the men’s basketball team during the last six seasons.
NOTES FROM THURSDAY’S LOSS AT MICHIGAN STATE
- Canisius allowed 100 points for the first time under 10th-year coach Terry Zeh and for the first time since a 100-91 loss at Bucknell on Nov. 27, 2002.
- The 48-point margin of victory was the biggest loss for the Griffs since a 107-57 loss to Siena on Feb. 2, 1994.
- Canisius drained 11 3-pointers in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 28 and 30, 2008.
- Freshman Lauren D’Hont scored 11 points and is the third Golden Griffin, joining Micayla Drysdale and Shauna Geronzin, in the program’s Division I history to score 10 or more points in each of her first two games.
NOTES FROM LAST YEAR’S GAME AGAINST OAKLAND
- Canisius couldn’t overcome 22 turnovers and 4-for-10 shooting from the free-throw line in a 52-51 loss to the Grizzlies.
- Brooke Angelos drained a 3-pointer with 10.3 seconds left to make it a one-point game. After Oakland missed the front end of a one-and-one, Angelos’ pull-up jumper from the free-throw line went in-and-out as the buzzer sounded.
SHOOTING THE 3-BALL WELL EARLY
- Traditionally a strong 3-point shooting team, Canisius has again shown that ability early in the 2013-14 campaign.
- Canisius made 11 3-pointers in each of the first two games this season. It is the first time the Golden Griffins have made 11 or more 3-pointers in back-to-back games since Dec. 28 and 30, 2008.
- Looking at an entire season, Canisius has made double-digit 3-pointers in more than two games three times under 10th-year coach Terry Zeh. The Griffs had 11 games with 10 or more 3-pointers in 2008-09, five games in 2009-10 and three games in 2005-06.
- Canisius has ranked in the top three of the MAAC in 3-point field goals made five times in the last six years, leading the league on three separate occasions.