Oakland battles IPFW in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament at Sioux Falls Arena on Sunday. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST and it can be seen on FCS or Midco Sports. The Golden Grizzlies lost to the Mastodons 74-72 on Mar. 2 and are 10-2 against them over the last four years.
The Golden Grizzlies were defeated by IPFW 74-72 on Mar. 2 despite 15 points and eight rebounds from Drew Valentine. He tallies 10.2 points per game and also adds 6.6 rebounds per game. For the Mastodons, Luis Jacobo finished with 21 points and six rebounds in the 74-72 win over Oakland on Mar. 2. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.3 points per game.
Oakland appears to have a key statistical advantage over IPFW in one area, scoring, where the Golden Grizzlies have an edge over the Mastodons, 73.7 points per game to 66.6 points per game.
StatSmack! Oakland is better than IPFW
Oakland has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than IPFW (three vs. zero).
Property crime happens more often per capita in Fort Wayne so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Rochester Hills -- according to the FBI).
Oakland has a better conference record than IPFW this season (10-6 vs. 7-9).
The Oakland scoring leader (Travis Bader, 682 points) has more points than the IPFW scoring leader (Frank Gaines, 584 points).