The Norse look to avenge their 76-74 January loss at Oakland. Oakland is coming off a 76-62 loss Thursday night at Wright State. KenPom predicts an 82-71 win or 86% chance of winning. The Girzzlies defense is one of the worst in the country. They allow 113.4 points per 100 possessions on an adjusted basis which ranks 333rd. By comparison, NKU allows 101.9 per 100 (ranks 134th). Oakland allows opponents to shoot 55.1% from two (321st) and lets opponents collect 34.1% of their missed shots (342nd).
Fortunately for Oakland, they have an offense that ranks 73rd in efficiency (109.1 points/100). They are an excellent 3-point shooting team hitting 38.9% (17th).