Michael Britt set a tournament scoring record as the University of the District of Columbia beat Jackson State, 102-88, last night in the consolation game of the McDonald's Classic in Wichita.
Wichita State won the championship with a 78-72 victory over North Texas State.
Britt, who scored 35 points in UDC's 74-73 loss to North Texas State Friday night, had the same total against Jackson State. His 70 points broke the record of 68 set by teammate Earl Jones last year.
Jones, who scored only 13 points before being ejected in the opener, got 27 against the Tigers and a team-high eight rebounds.
The Firebirds (4-1) trailed by seven points with 13:13 left in the first half, but full-court pressure by UDC caused four turnovers, helping account for 10 straight points. After a basket by the Tigers cut the lead to 24-23, District of Columbia went on a 14-2 streak to 38-25.
"They went out and got aggressive," said UDC Coach Wil Jones, who termed his team's play Friday "lethargic."
Jackson State (0-2) committed 35 fouls trying to stop the Firebirds' strong inside game. UDC outscored the Tigers from the line, 24-2.