Oakland 75 at IUPUI 79

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Siakam leads IUPUI past Oakland, Mich., 79-75
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Christian Siakam scored a season-high 23 points Wednesday night to lead IUPUI to a 79-75 victory over Oakland, Mich.

Siakam added nine rebounds for the Jaguars (9-15, 3-9 Summit League), who ended a seven-game losing streak.

Sean Esposito sank four 3-pointers among his 18 points, Ian Chiles scored 15 and Alex Young had 14, reaching double digits for the 14th straight game.

Travis Bader hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to pace the Golden Grizzlies (12-13, 6-7). Reggie Hamilton added 18 points and Laval Lucas-Perry 11. Drew Valentine grabbed 12 rebounds.

Trailing 59-57, IUPUI went on a game-turning 7-0 run to take a 64-59 lead with 7:43 to go. Oakland got within one point four times after that, the last at 76-75 with 33 seconds left, but Young made a free throw and Esposito two to close it out.

The teams split the season series.

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 Top Performers
 Oakland
Travis Bader Travis Bader
7-13,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 IUPUI
Christian Siakam Christian Siakam
11-16,  23 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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