Martez Walker scored 22 points and Oakland took control midway through the first half to post a season-opening win over Bowling Green, 78-70 on Friday night.
Sherron Dorsey-Walker hit a pair of free throws with nine minutes left in the first half to give the Golden Grizzlies the lead for good, 19-18, and Oakland pushed that lead to 35-29 at intermission.
Oakland led by as many as 14 points in the second half while converting 21 of 26 attempts from the free-throw line and posting a 47-39 edge on the boards.
Walker, who averaged 10.5 points per game a year ago, hit 7 of 18 from the field and converted all six of his free-throw attempts. Dorsey Walker added 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, all off the defensive glass.