Oakland’s Travis Bader set the NCAA Division I record for the most career 3-pointers on Sunday against host UW Milwaukee, surpassing the previous mark of 457 set by Duke’s J.J. Redick. Milwaukee won 86-64.
Bader, who entered the game two behind Redick, missed his first 3-point attempt but made his next four. He broke the record with a shot from the right corner with 6:17 left in the first half, pulling Oakland within 29-28.
“I was in rhythm, caught it and shot it in the corner. It went in,” Bader said. “I practice those shots all the time. It’s just constant repetition and confidence that I’m going to make every shot.”
He made his second attempt with 11:45 left in the half despite being fouled, converting the four-point play.
Bader, a 6-foot-5 senior guard, tied the record with a 3-pointer from the right wing with 6:58 left.
Bader scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half, making 5 of 7 3-pointers. He was 1 for 4 beyond the arc in the second half, pushing his career total to 461.
“You’ve got a guy sitting in the room that’s the greatest of all-time at something,” said Oakland coach Greg Kampe. “And we’re not talking about flipping a tiddlywink or something like that. This game’s been played for a long, long time and he’s the best ever.” – AP