Pierre scores 23 points to lead Dayton past Eagles

Pierre scores 23 points to lead Dayton past Eagles
November 16, 2012, 5:03 pm
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Freshman Dyshawn Pierre scored 23 points on 8-for-8 shooting to lead Dayton to an 87-71 victory over Boston College on Friday in the Charleston Classic.

The Flyers (2-1) and Pierre rebounded from an opening-game loss here to Colorado in a big way to advance to the tournament fifth-place game Sunday. Pierre was 1 of 5 from the field against Colorado but came out quickly with 10 points in the opening half as Dayton opened a 37-26 lead.

The Flyers continued pushing the pace after the break, leading by 17 points.

Devin Oliver had 17 points, and Jalen Robinson added 15 for Dayton, which finished with five players in double figures.

Joe Rahon had 16 points to lead Boston College (1-2). The Eagles will play for seventh place Sunday.