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Hamilton hits 35 as Oakland stops Tennessee 89-81
Monday, Nov 28, 2011

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP)—Reggie Hamilton scored 35 points Monday night as Oakland, Mich., beat Tennessee 89-81.

Drew Valentine added 15 points, Laval Lucas-Perry 14 and Travis Bader 13 for Oakland (4-2).

Jordan McRae led the Volunteers (3-3) with 25. Cameron Tatum had 19.

Last season the Golden Grizzlies beat the then-seventh-ranked Volunteers 89-82 in Knoxville—Oakland’s first win over a Top 10 team. Tennessee joins Oregon as the only major-conference programs to lose twice to Oakland since its move to Division I in 1999.

Oakland led 62-52 with 10:15 to play, but the Volunteers scored the next seven. Hamilton answered with a 3-pointer and a layup to move the margin to eight, and the Grizzlies got a break when Kenny Hall’s tip-in came to a stop on the back of the rim.

Valentine’s 3-pointer gave Oakland a 73-65 lead with 3:51 left, and the Grizzlies held off the Volunteers down the stretch.

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 Tennessee
Jordan McRae Jordan McRae
7-17,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Oakland
Reggie Hamilton Reggie Hamilton
9-17,  35 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists

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