Dillard beats Oklahoma City, advances in NAIA national tournament

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The Dillard University Bleu Devils, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champions, defeated Oklahoma City University 86-65 in the first round of the Buffalo-Funds NAIA Men’s Basketball Championship.

As a result of the victory, Dillard advances to face Langston University in an NAIA HBCU showdown on Friday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m. These two teams are the only HBCU’s remaining in the NAIA tournament.

Viewers can watch the Dillard-Langston contest on www.naianetwork.com for free.

Wearing No. 22, GCAC Newcomer of the Year and Dillard University center Jalen McGaughy finished the alley-oop slam from senior point guard Dennis Hightower as a big highlight from the opening round win. McGaughy finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks while Hightower finished with eight assists.

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