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Oakland basketball plays NC State in 2024 March Madness second round. Here’s what to know for tonight’s game.



Oakland basketball plays NC State in 2024 March Madness second round. Here's what to know for tonight's game.
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(CBS DETROIT) – The Oakland Golden Grizzlies males’s basketball group continues its historic run within the NCAA Match towards the North Carolina State Wolfpack within the second spherical within the South area of the NCAA Match on Saturday. 

The Golden Grizzlies (24-11) are the No. 14 seed and can face the No. 11 NC State Wolfpack (23-14) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Behind Jack Gohlke’s 32-point effort and 10 3-pointers, Oakland upset No. 3 seed Kentucky, 80-76, Thursday night time in first-round play. Horizon League Participant of the Yr Trey Townsend had 17 factors within the win. DQ Cole nailed a nook 3 with 28 seconds remaining to provide the Golden Grizzlies a four-point lead. 

READ: Oakland College advances after beating Kentucky 80-76 in first spherical of NCAA Match

NC State has gained six straight coming into Saturday’s recreation and handed the No. 6 seed Texas Tech an 80-67 loss in a first-round recreation Thursday. 

The Wolfpack gained 5 video games over 5 days within the ACC event, together with an 84-76 victory over North Carolina within the ACC event championship recreation. 

NC State is making its second straight NCAA Match look and third since 2018. The Wolfpack gained nationwide titles in 1974 and 1983 and final reached the Candy 16 in 2015. 

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The winner of Saturday’s recreation will face both No. 2 seed Marquette or No. 10 seed Colorado within the Candy 16. 

When is the Oakland vs. NC State recreation?

Tip-off for Saturday’s second-round recreation from Pittsburgh is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. 

How one can watch the Oakland vs. NC State recreation

You possibly can watch Saturday’s recreation at 7:10 p.m. ET on TBS and truTV. 

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The place is the Oakland vs. NC State recreation being performed?

Saturday’s recreation is being performed on the PPG Paints Area in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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Who’s Jack Gohlke, Oakland basketball’s breakout star?

Jack Gohlke grew to become an in a single day sensation after draining 10 3-pointers in Oakland’s 80-76 win over Kentucky Thursday night time. He made seven 3-pointers within the first half alone and completed one in need of tying the NCAA report of 11, set by Loyola Marymount’s Jeff Fryer in 1990. 

Gohlke made 10 3-pointers in Oakland’s 107-59 win over IUPUI on Feb. 17.   

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The Pewaukee, Wisconsin, native is a graduate pupil switch from NCAA Division II Hillsdale (Mich.) Faculty and was named the Horizon League Sixth Man of the Yr this season. 

Gohlke leads all of Division I in made 3-pointers with 131. He has tried 347 pictures from past the arc. 

The place are the Oakland Golden Grizzlies from?

Oakland College is positioned in Rochester, Mich., and was based 67 years in the past as Michigan State College-Oakland. The college was renamed Oakland College in 1963. 

Firstly of the autumn 2023 semester, the college had a complete enrollment of practically 16,000 college students. 

Initially often called the Pioneers, Oakland renamed its groups the Golden Grizzlies in 1998. The college transitioned from an NCAA Division II establishment to Division I through the 1998-99 educational yr. 

How far has Oakland made it in March Insanity?

Oakland is within the NCAA Match for the fourth time and first since back-to-back appearances in 2010 and 2011. It marks Oakland’s first NCAA Match look as a member of the Horizon League. Oakland’s prior appearances got here as members of the Summit League. 

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Oakland’s first NCAA Match bid was in 2005. The Golden Grizzlies earned a No. 16 seed because the Summit League (then Mid-Continent Convention) event champions that yr. They picked up an opening-round win over Alabama A&M earlier than falling to eventual nationwide champion North Carolina within the first spherical. 

Following Thursday’s win, the Golden Grizzlies now maintain a 2-3 total report within the NCAA Match. 

Who’s Oakland basketball’s head coach?

Greg Kampe is in his fortieth yr as a head coach—all with the Golden Grizzlies—and is Division I’s longest active-tenure head coach. Kampe is one win shy of reaching win No. 700, with an total report of 699-536.   

Is Oakland or NC State predicted to win?

FanDuel Sportsbook tasks North Carolina as a 5.5-point favourite. The over/underneath is about at 146.5.   

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Oakland and NC State gamers to look at

Horizon League Participant of the Yr Trey Townsend paces the Grizzlies with 16.9 factors per recreation. He is one among 4 Oakland gamers averaging double figures.   

NC State senior guard DJ Horne leads the Wolfpack with 16.9 factors per recreation and is one among 4 NC State gamers averaging double figures. 

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