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 loss in the tournament to Colorado in a big way to advance to the 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 to help Dayton open a 37-26 lead.
The Flyers continued pushing the pace after the break, leading by 17 points.
Pierre made five 3-pointers and the only two foul shots he took.
The biggest drama down the stretch was if Pierre would miss. He never did, his last basket coming on a nifty up-and-under move on a baseline drive with 3:33 to go that gave the Flyers a 77-60 lead.
Pierre, in just his third college game, got the start and put his struggles against Colorado aside. "I really just tried to put that behind me," he said. "Today was a different game and I j...