COLUMBUS, OH – Dayton rode a home crowd atmosphere to a second half lead but was unable to close out the game as Oklahoma ran off an 11-0 run in the closing minutes to claim their spot in the Sweet 16 with a 72-66 victory. They’ll face Michigan State next Friday in Syracuse, New York.
Scoochie Smith had 16 points for Dayton in the loss, and Darrell Davis went 5 for 7 on three-point shots to keep Dayton in the game for a while.
Jordan Woodard paced Oklahoma with 16 points as well, with Ryan Spangler corralling twelve rebounds on his own for Oklahoma.
Dave Sims and Jim Jackson called the action on Westwood One Sports.