Oakland’s second-round National Invitation Tournament game has been pushed back to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, from 5 p.m., to allow for coverage on ESPNU.
The Golden Grizzlies (25-8), surprising winners over Clemson in the first round, will next play at Richmond (21-12).
Oakland needs one more win to match the program record for victories in a season. Two more wins, and it advances to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Oakland still is awaiting word on the status of star forward Jalen Hayes, who left the Clemson game in the first half after he was knocked in the mouth. Teeth were displaced, cutting into his lip, and he met with a dentist Thursday. Coach Greg Kampe said he’s “50-50” to play Sunday.
The force of the hit was so strong, Hayes’ teeth actually left an indentation in Clemson’s court.
In the Women’s NIT, Michigan (23-9) will host Wright State (25-8) at 2 p.m. Saturday, after beating Kent State, 67-60, on Thursday.
Wright State beat Central Michigan, 66-64, when the Chippewas couldn’t convert a good look on a layup at the buzzer.