Yale shoots 51 percent, beats Lehigh 97-87 in home-opener
The Bulldogs racked up 20,000 air miles and played their first five games on the road and returned home on the heels of a 77-73 win over Miami on Saturday at the Hoophall Miami Invitational.
Phills made four 3-pointers and Oni added eight assists. Oni capped his scoring with a windmill dunk with about a minute left.
Jordan Bruner chipped in 13 points, Blake Reynolds had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Alex Copeland added 11 points for Yale (4-2), which shot 51 percent from the floor. Azar Swain had 10 points off the bench.
Yale led 73-71 with 7:19 to play and used a 17-6 run for a 90-77 advantage with just under two minutes remaining. Copeland scored seven points and Bruner added five during the stretch.