Sooners Strong Early and Late in Win Over Dayton
Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team had a strong start and finish and it was enough to overcome a poor stretch in the middle of the game to beat Dayton 65-54 in the third place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday.
Oklahoma jumped to a 13-point lead in the first half, before Dayton went on a 29-10 spanning the two halves and took a seven point lead at 41-34.
The Sooners responded by controlling the game the rest of the way and win going away.
Christian James led OU with 21 points and made four 3-pointers.
Miles Reynolds added 17 points off the bench, most of it at the free throw line, where he was 13-for-14.
Jamuni McNeace had 16 points and 8 rebounds.
The Sooners held Dayton to just 32 percent field goal shooting.
Oklahoma improves to 5-1 on the season.
The Sooners host North Texas at 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Lloyd Noble Center.