Charles Cooke scored 22 points to lead Dayton past Iowa 82-77 in the first round of the AdvoCare Invitational on Thursday night.
Cooke connected on two free throws to give Dayton a 78-77 lead with 50 seconds left. Scoochie Smith's layup extended the lead to 80-77 with 11 seconds to go.
Cooke secured the win by hitting two more free throw with 4 seconds remaining. He played the final few minutes of the game with four fouls.
Dayton (4-0) also got 16 points from both Kendall Pollard and Kyle Davis.
Jarrod Uthoff had 18 points for Iowa (3-1)
Iowa used a 16-2 run to take a 75-71 lead with 3 minutes to play. Mike Gesell's long-range jumper ended the surge.
Davis ended a 7-0 run with a slam during the first minute of the second half that put Dayton ahead 52-39.
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