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Jimmies roll to victory

Danny Neville told his team he'll keep sporting the stylish suits if they keep winning. Neville busted out a fashionably yellow sport coat Friday night and his team responded with 102 points. The offensive output had something to do with the oppo...

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The University of Jamestown's Brequan Tucker (0) dribbles against Colin Tyrone of Oak Hills Christian College on Friday night at the Civic Center. JOHN M. STEINER | THE SUN

Danny Neville told his team he'll keep sporting the stylish suits if they keep winning.

Neville busted out a fashionably yellow sport coat Friday night and his team responded with 102 points. The offensive output had something to do with the opponent too-1-10 Oak Hills Christian College of Bemidji, Minn.-but regardless, the Jimmies did not mess around in their first home game in nearly a month.

"I got like 8-10 of these suits," Neville said. "My wife hates them, but I'll told the guys I'll keep wearing them if you keep winning."

University of Jamestown athletic director Sean Johnson was all in, telling his coach, "I was blowing you up on Twitter."

All-American Brequan Tucker had a blow-up kind of game, although certainly not uncommon. The senior from Joliet, Ill., made 10 of his 15 shots for a game-high 26 points. He also had six assists and six rebounds, but Neville said that wasn't his biggest contribution on Friday.

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"When you got Q diving on the floor for loose balls, that's just the kinda player he is," Neville said. "That sets the tone."

After a challenging first month and a half schedule-wise, the Jimmies (8-3) get a little breather this month. They'll again be heavily favored on Tuesday when they host Trinity Bible College.

Despite the Jimmies' impressive start, it did not show in the rankings on Tuesday. Waldorf and Valley City State were the big movers in the poll. Waldorf climbed from unranked to No. 15 while Valley City State was 26th-first team out. That's likely to change after Friday though after the Vikings routed the Warriors in the Bubble, 80-55. Another big game Friday in the North Star had 16th-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) handling Dakota State (71-52) in Madison, S.D.

Neville isn't concerned with the poll at this point, although he did say it "adds more fuel to the fire," about being lower than their resume would normally dictate.

"We'll just keep going along," he said. "We have a lot of big games down the road."

All 14 Jimmies had at least three points on Friday. Riley Henderson joined Tucker in double figures with 10.

"It's always good to get the guys that rarely play in because they provide energy on the bench," Neville said.

KeWan Davis pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds for the Jimmies.

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Michael Wolfe's 22 points led Oak Hills Christian College, which is located in Bemidji, Minn.

University of Jamestown 102, Oak Hills Christian College 54

OHCC 23 31 -- 54

UJ 46 56 -- 102

Oak Hills Christian College-Colin Tyrone 4, Blake Dragt 6, Ezekiel Cook 5, Zach Barrientos 5, Zech Calverly 2, Kody Diehm 4, Michael Wolfe 22, Aidan Guthrie 6. Totals: 18-58 FG, Three-pointers: 6-14 (Wolfe 3, Dragt 2, Barrientos), 12-19 FT, 35 Rebounds (Wolfe 10), 9 Assists (3 with 2), 22 Fouls (Diehm), 9 Assists, 3 Steals, 1 Blocked shot.

University of Jamestown-Brequan Tucker 26, Vlad Stoicoviciu 6, Logan Brown 4, Jake Hagler 6, Sam Johnson 6, Mark Potter 5, KeWan Davis 6, Jon Purintun 7, Aaron Ashley 6, Riley Henderson 10, Jacob Havron 6, Keegan Syvrud 7, Christian Kvilvang 3, Isaac Wahlin 4. Totals: 39-76 FG, Three-pointers: 10-26 (Ashley 2, Johnson 2, Tucker, Potter, Henderson, Syvrud, Kvilvang, Wahlin), 14-20 FT, 51 Rebounds (Davis 12), 26 Assists (Tucker 6), 19 Fouls, 6 Steals, 3 Blocked shots.

Records: Jamestown 7-3; Oak Hills Christian College 1-9.

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