Oklahoma City 98, Transylvania 67
TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma City turned in another command performance in the NAIA tournament Thursday, as Brian DeBose scored 28 points without missing a field goal in a 98-67 victory over Transylvania.
DeBose hit 11 field goals, including three 3-pointers, as the defending champion Chiefs (30-2) built a 47-point lead, 80-37, before pulling their starters with 11 minutes left.
Jerome Hoosier scored 14 points to lead the Pioneers (26-8), who at least got one good laugh: They duped the officials into believing they had the ball after an OCU timeout, and scored an uncontested layup before the officials realized their mistake.
The Chiefs, who have won three of the past four NAIA titles, scored the first 10 points and led 40-20, settling for a 49-24 halftime lead.
In an awesome display of their offensive power, the Chiefs went on a 17-0 run in a span of 2:04 early in the second half.
Walsh Jordan added 23 for OCU, 16 in the first 10 minutes of play. The Chiefs shot 59 percent for the game, the same as they shot in a 107-75 victory over Iowa Wesleyan in the first round.
Oklahoma City faces Pfeiffer, N.C., in the quarterfinals Friday.