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Oklahoma Sooners

Battle 4 Atlantis Preview | Oklahoma vs. Dayton

M. Hofeld

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Oklahoma vs. Dayton

Tip: 10:30 AM (Central)

Location: Paradise Island, Bahamas

TV: ESPN2

Oklahoma was eliminated from championship contention at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday but they still have the opportunity for a third place finish as they play their final game in the Bahamas.

The Dayton Flyers lost to #4 Virginia (66-59) setting up the match-up. Both schools enter the game with an equal 4-1 record and both suffered their first loss of the season against ranked teams at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Flyers are averaging 78.5 points per game and are led in scoring by senior forward Josh Cunningham’s average of 19 points per game. Four other players, Jalen Crutcher (14 PPG), Ryan Mikesell (12.3 PPG), Obadiah Toppin (12.3 PPG), and Trey Landers (11.8) are all averaging double figures in scoring.

Dayton is grabbing 37 rebounds per game, on average, and holding opponents to 65 points.

The Sooners fell hard to #25 Wisconsin on Thursday, walking off the floor on the wrong side of a 78-58 scoreboard. Christian James is averaging 20.8 points per game thus far in his senior campaign and Brady Manek is averaging just shy of a double-double at 9.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

The arrival of graduate transfer Aaron Calixte has been a welcome relief. The former Maine standout is averaging 10.8 points through the first five games of the season.

Oklahoma is averaging 75.2 points per game and giving up 69 points to their opponents. The Sooners are shooting 46% from the floor and 37% from three-point range to start the season.

 

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