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Sanford and Craft, who have played against each other in pro basketball in France, will play against each other again Sunday. The winner advances to the quarterfinals. The final three rounds are held in Chicago.
Dayton trailed 72-71 entering the Elam Ending. At that point, eight points were added to leading team’s score. The first team to 80 would win the game.
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Mid-American Unity’s Jesse Hardin Jr. had a chance to win the game at the free-throw line after being fouled on a 3-point attempt but made only 1 of 3. Kendall Pollard then had a chance to win the game for the Red Scare by making two free throws but missed both.
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That set up Mid-American Unity’s final possession. D.J. Cooper missed a 3-pointer. Davis grabbed the rebound and went the other way on the fast break as Oliver followed. An arena full of Dayton fans erupted as Oliver dunked and raced the other way in celebration.
Oliver led the Red Scare with 22 points. Sanford scored 17. Darrell Davis had 14. Kyle Davis added 11.
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Damon Goodwin, Devin Oliver, Kyle Davis and Vee Sanford speak after beating Mid-American Unity.