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Oakland University's Travis Bader needs 8 more 3-pointers to break Division I record

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    FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2012, file photo ,West Virginia's Keaton Miles (55) fouls Oakland's Travis Bader (3) as he shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. Bader needs eight 3-pointers to break J.J. Redick's career record for a Division I player. That would be quite an accomplishment for a player who admits he wasn't ready to play at this level when he first arrived at Oakland and redshirted his first year. (AP Photo/David Smith, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo Oakland guard Travis Bader (3) looks on during a break in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Los Angeles. Bader needs eight 3-pointers to break J.J. Redick's career record for a Division I player. That would be quite an accomplishment for a player who admits he wasn't ready to play at this level when he first arrived at Oakland and redshirted his first year. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)The Associated Press

Oakland University's Travis Bader needs eight 3-pointers to surpass J.J. Redick's career mark of 457, the most by a Division I player.

Although he hasn't been at his best lately, Bader is still appreciative of the spotlight that comes with his pursuit of a major national record.

The sharp-shooting senior has been in a slump lately. Bader is 12 of 53 from 3-point range over his past five games. Still, the Golden Grizzlies have enough games remaining that the record should come in time.

He made five 3-pointers against Illinois-Chicago on Saturday, so perhaps his shooting stroke is returning with a home game against Youngstown State coming up Friday night.