Oakland, Mich. 86, IPFW 83

BY foxsports • February 28, 2010

Keith Benson scored a career-best 32 points as Oakland, Mich., beat IPFW 86-83 on Saturday night and set a Summit League record with its .944 winning percentage.

Benson added 10 rebounds for a double-double for the Golden Grizzlies (23-8, 17-1 Summit League), who won their eighth in a row.

Johnathon Jones added a double-double of 16 points and 10 assists, and Larry Wright scored 17 for Oakland, the top seed in the conference tournament. Wright went 8-for-8 from the line and has made 31 in a row.

Trey McCorkle scored 25, Deilvez Yearby 23 and Jeremy Mixon a career-high 18 for the Mastodons (15-14, 9-9), who finished fifth.

The Grizzlies used a 9-0 run to grab a seemingly comfortable 65-51 edge with 7:43 left. But IPFW clawed back.

Mixon scored 10 straight IPFW points in the final 1:11, but Zach Plackemeier missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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