• Dayton guard Charles Cooke (4) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against George Mason, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Cooke scores 24 as No. 24 Dayton beats George Mason 98-64

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — If there was ever a doubt as to how No. 24 Dayton would respond with its leading scorer coming off the bench for the first time this season, those concerns were erased early as Charles Cooke scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the first half of the Flyers’ 98-64 victory over George Mason on Saturday night.