On Sunday afternoon, the Golden Grizzlies from Oakland University lost what appeared to be a “ho-hum”, 86-64 decision at the hands of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. However, the game featured a more than exciting event, as Oakland senior Travis Bader eclipsed a noteworthy NCAA Division 1 record.
Travis Bader of Oakland just became the NCAA all time leader in 3ptrs made passing JJ Redick. #Vols Chris Lofton now 6th.
— Mark Pancratz (@MarkPancratz) February 2, 2014
Bader’s three-pointer at the 6:17 mark of the 1st half gave him 458 for his 4-year career, and in the process, he broke the all-time mark held by Duke guard J.J. Redick. Obviously, this is an extremely impressive display regardless of competition level, and those that remember Redick’s incredible proficiency while in Durham have to acknowledge how difficult it would have been for Bader to surpass it.
The senior guard has averaged more than 10 points per game during all 4 seasons in his career, and more importantly, his 3-point percentage has never fallen below 38% in any season. At 6-foot-5, Bader has been able to get his shot off against smaller guards while being able to free himself against larger defenders, and it’s time for a national hat-tip to Bader on the day of this historic event.