14th Seed Oakland Stuns 3rd Seed Kentucky

Jack Gohlke leads Oakland with 32 points in which No. 14 seed Oakland upset No. 3 seed Kentucky 80 to 76 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament’s South Region game. The Golden Grizzlies advance to the Round of 32 for the first time since joining Division I while handing Kentucky its second first-round exit in three years.

Gohlke, a graduate transfer from Division II Hillsdale, earned his place in NCAA Tournament lore. All 20 of his field-goal attempts came from 3-point range, and he came one shy of tying the tournament single-game record of 11 triples set by Jeff Fryer of Loyola Marymount in 1990.

Oakland, the Horizon League champion, will face No. 11 Seed NC State in the second round Saturday. Antonio Reeves scored 27 points and went 5-for-9 on 3-point shots in his attempt to carry Kentucky back from the dead. Tre Mitchell had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Credit – AP News

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