Former Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft hit the game-ending shot this time — five years after losing to Dayton in the NCAA tournament — though it was far less dramatic than Vee Sanford’s shot in 2014.
» PHOTOS: Red Scare vs. Carmen’s Crew
Craft clinched an 85-71 victory with a layup for Carmen’s Crew against Dayton’s alumni team, the Red Scare, in the third round of The Basketball Tournament at Capital University on Sunday. The shot was the final basket in the Elam Ending. Carmen’s Crew led 76-61 at the first clock stoppage under four minutes. At that point, the first team to reach 84 points would win.
Carmen’s Crew advanced to the quarterfinals Aug. 1 in Chicago.
The Dayton team, with seven players in their third game in three days, ran out of steam in the second half. Carmen’s Crew pulled away with a 9-1 run to start the third quarter, and Dayton didn’t get closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Darrell Davis led the Red Scare with 18 points. He had 16 in the first half. Kendall Pollard and Vee Sanford each scored 15. Kyle Davis had 14.
The Red Scare led 19-15 after the first quarter but trailed 42-40 at halftime.
Darrell Davis was the first-half star. He scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and made 4 of 5 3-pointers. William Buford scored 15 points for Carmen’s Crew in the half.
Dayton shot 41 percent in the half. Carmen’s Crew shot 45 percent.
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