Derick Nelson’s 19 points lead Oakland over IUPUI, 84-69

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ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP)—Derick Nelson’s 19 points and six rebounds helped lift Oakland to a 84-69 win over IUPUI on Thursday night.

The loss snapped the Jaguars’ eight-game winning streak.

Jonathon Jones added 15 points and Brandon Cassise had 14 for the Golden Grizzlies (14-12, 9-6 Summit).

George Hill led IUPUI (21-6, 13-3) with 19 points and Austin Montgomery had 15.

Erik Kangas’ three-pointer with 11:35 left gave Oakland the lead for good at 51-50. Cassise followed with one of his four 3-pointers to make it 54-50.

A dunk by Jon Avery closed the gap to 54-52. But Jones’ jumper and consecutive 3-pointers by Cassise made it 62-52.

Oakland led by as many as nine twice in the first half and still had 27-19 advantage with just under 6:40 remaining in the half. But the Jaguars outscored the Golden Grizzlies 19-9 the rest of the half.

Bill Van Senus’ layup with 3:17 left gave IUPUI their first lead, 29-27, since the game’s first basket. IUPUI led 38-36 at the half.

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