MIAMI (AP) — Duncan Robinson tied a franchise record with 10 3-pointers, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler each had triple-doubles and the Miami Heat scored 22 unanswered points down the stretch to...
MIAMI (AP) — Trae Young figured the game was over.
Turns out, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat were just getting started — on one of the craziest stat nights in team history.
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MIAMI (AP) — A big lead had almost entirely slipped away, and the Miami Heat showed no sense of panic.
With good reason.
A 27-8 third-quarter run allowed the Heat to pull away and beat...
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo still remembers all the painful details of his rookie season, when the Miami Heat couldn’t use him in a lot of situations because he was still learning...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler is turning into a perfectionist.
Butler had 27 points against his former team and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 116-108 on Friday night for their fifth...
MIAMI (AP) — There were calls that Miami coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t like.
Just not many of them.
The Heat set a franchise record by fouling only six times, Jimmy Butler shook off a...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Miami Heat didn't let a night of dominant play slip away in the fourth quarter.
Rookie Kendrick Nunn scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 15 rebounds and...
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler knows this Miami Heat team can get much better.
That being said, he's quite happy with the start.
Butler scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter,...
ATLANTA (AP) — Kendrick Nunn is enjoying the best start of any undrafted player in NBA history.
The rookie is taking the Miami Heat along for the ride.
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler made his first four shots of his Miami debut.
And then he watched Tyler Herro put on a show from there.
The rookie scored 29 points off the Heat bench, fellow...
MIAMI (AP) — An opening-night sellout crowd in Miami came to see Jimmy Butler.
They wound up being enthralled by rookies Kendrick Nunn and Chris Silva instead.
DETROIT (AP) — Horizon League player of the year Kendrick Nunn scored 18 points and short-handed Oakland beat IUPUI 62-55 on Sunday night in the quarterfinals of the league tournament.
Nunn, the nation's second-leading scorer at 26.4 points per game, was just 6 of 20 from the field, including 2 of 10 from distance but his four free throws in the closing seconds sealed it.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Oakland in the lead and tacked on a game-winning jumper as the Golden Grizzlies beat Milwaukee in their Horizon League regular season finale, 72-70, and clinch the No. 4 seed into the Horizon League tournament Saturday afternoon.
Oakland lost its last two games and three of its last four coming in, but has lost just two games in its Division I history on Senior Day.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Sandy Cohen III scored a career-high 36 points to lead Green Bay to a 96-90 victory against Oakland on Thursday night to snap a four-game skid.
Oakland (17-13, 9-8 Horizon League) led 84-77 with 4:33 remaining. Cohen scored nine points and Khalil Small had six as Green Bay (11-19, 6-11 Horizon League) closed the game on a 19-6 surge.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Brennan scored six of his 18 points in the final two minutes and Evan Hall had his second consecutive double-double to help IUPUI beat Oakland 74-67 on Monday night.
Hall finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks. D.J. McCall added 12 points and Ron Patterson scored 11 for IUPUI (10-17, 6-10 Horizon League).
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jalen Hayes scored 24 points and Oakland beat Cleveland State 82-66 on Friday night to give coach Greg Kampe his 600th career victory.
Kampe, in his 34th season at Oakland, became the 15th active coach to reach 600 Division-I victories.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half to help Oakland beat Detroit Mercy 87-78 on Friday night.
Oakland (16-10, 8-5 Horizon League) has won two in a row and seven of its last nine games. Detroit Mercy (7-19, 3-10) has lost six of its last seven.
Nunn, the second-leading scorer in the nation, made five 3-pointers, was 10 of 18 from the field and has scored 20 or more points in 19 games.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn and Jalen Hayes, the nation's top-scoring duo, combined for 46 points to lead Oakland to an 82-74 victory over IUPUI on Sunday.
Nunn (26.0 ppg) scored 25 points and Hayes (19.1) had 21 for the Golden Grizzlies (15-10, 7-5 Horizon), who snapped a two-game skid. Nick Daniels added 11 points.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Loudon Love had a double-double in the first half and finished with 18 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds to lead Wright State by Oakland 64-51 on Sunday.
Love scored 15 first-half points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season as Wright State led 37-24 at halftime. The Raiders had a 25-14 edge on the glass and used 10 assists for 14 field goals.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kendrick Nunn had 18 of his 32 points in the first half and grabbed nine rebounds on Monday night to help Oakland beat Illinois-Chicago 78-68.
The Golden Grizzlies (12-8, 4-3 Horizon) pulled away for good with an 8-0 run that made it 73-65 on Martez Walker's 3-point play with 1:58 left. Tarkus Ferguson cut the deficit to five with a 3-point play before Oakland made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Jalen Hayes scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Kendrick Nunn added 20 points with five 3-pointers, and Oakland rallied to beat Cleveland State 81-68 on Thursday night to win five of its last six.
Martez Walker scored 11 points for the Golden Grizzlies (11-8, 3-3 Horizon League) who overcame 37 percent first-half shooting to finish shooting 53.6 percent from the floor while holding the Vikings to 22 of 61 field goals (36.1 percent ).
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 26 points with six 3-pointers and Jalen Hayes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and Oakland beat Youngstown State 95-82 on Wednesday.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Loudon Love and Grant Benzinger posted double-doubles and Everett Winchester scored seven of his eight points in overtime to spark Wright State to an 86-81 victory over Oakland on Sunday afternoon.
Love totaled 25 points and 17 rebounds and Benzinger added 14 points and 10 boards for the Raiders (12-5, 4-0 Horizon League). Mark Hughes chipped in with 19 points, five assists and five steals.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 36 points on 12-of-21 shooting with five 3-pointers and four assists and Oakland beat Milwaukee 76-68 in their Horizon League opener on Thursday night for the Golden Grizzlies third straight win.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Jalen Hayes scored a career-high 37 points with 14-for-21 shooting and hauled in eight rebounds to lead Oakland to an 86-81 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday night.
Kendrick Nunn added 20 points, including four 3-pointers, Martez Walker had 12 points and Nick Daniels got 10 for Oakland, which shot 51 percent to avenge a Dec. 6 loss to Eastern Michigan. Hayes was 9 for 11 from the free-throw line.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Martez Walker had 27 points and Kendrick Nunn added 24 as Oakland had the hot hand early and kept the lead throughout to take an 87-68 win over New Orleans on Monday night.
The Golden Grizzlies (2-0) shot 90 percent from the floor to start the game and jumped out to a 31-10 lead at the 10:10 mark of the first half. They were up 46-26 by halftime. The Privateers could never close the gap.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn had a career-high 36 points and six assists, Martez Walker added 17 points, and Oakland beat Fort Wayne 85-71 on Friday night.
Nunn made five of Oakland's nine 3-pointers and hit 9 of 10 free throws. He also had six rebounds.
Nick Daniels hit three 3-pointers and scored 12 points for Oakland, which shot 50 percent. The Golden Grizzlies made 22 of 28 free throws, including eight from Walker.
Last season: 15-19, first losing season since 2008.
Nickname: Fighting Illini.
Coach: John Groce.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: G Kendrick Nunn (transfer to Oakland), G Khalid Lewis.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — On the road recruiting recently, a song came on Illinois coach John Groce's car radio about things best left in the past, Randy Travis' "Digging Up Bones."
At Friday's media day, Groce said he wouldn't be digging much into a chaotic 2015-16 season that ended with a 15-19 record, three arrests and what seemed like endless injuries.
"We're not doing that, we're moving on," Groce said.