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Jan
23

McCoy: Flyers Throw In A Clunker At George Mason

The Flyers’ offense went the way of the Dodo bird, as they abruptly brought an end to their win streak with a near-miraculous, 50-49 loss at George Mason. Read Hal McCoy in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
23

McCoy: Flyers Throw In A Clunker At George Mason

The Flyers’ offense went the way of the Dodo bird, as they abruptly brought an end to their win streak with a near-miraculous, 50-49 loss at George Mason. Read Hal McCoy in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
19

McCoy: Flyers Shock, Surprise And Stun St. Bonaventure

The UD Flyers sensed that the St. Bonaventure Bonnies came into UD Arena confident and cocky that they would walk away with an easy Atlantic 10 victory. Not so fast.  The Flyers followed the lead of freshmen DaRon Holmes and Koby Brea to win in a 68-50 beatdown.

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Jan
19

McCoy: Flyers Shock, Surprise And Stun St. Bonaventure

The UD Flyers sensed that the St. Bonaventure Bonnies came into UD Arena confident and cocky that they would walk away with an easy Atlantic 10 victory. Not so fast.  The Flyers followed the lead of freshmen DaRon Holmes and Koby Brea to win in a 68-50 beatdown.

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Jan
15

McCoy: UD Practically Perfect In Rout Of Duquesne

The Flyers played their ‘best’ in terms of execution and efficiency, and extended their win streak to three with a commanding win in Pittsburgh, over Duquesne. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
11

McCoy: Flyers Move Forward With Win Over St. Louis

It was hard to get a handle on, but the Dayton Flyers finally got a grip on the St. Louis Billikens Tuesday for a 68-63 win and improved to 10-6 on the season. Hal McCoy writes the story for Wednesday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
8

McCoy: Flyers Bounce Back, Chop Down George Washington

The Flyers heard coach Anthony Grant loud and clear.  Play harder, share the ball, take care of the ball…and compete.  The message resulted in a Saturday blowout road win over George Washington. Hal McCoy writes the story for weekend Press Pros.

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Jan
5

McCoy: Flyers Fall To VCU On Late Three-Pointer, 53-52

They had their opportunities throughout, and it should never have come to the final shot.  But VCU burned Dayton with a three-point shot with seven seconds remaining (below) to break the Flyers’ hearts…and send a capacity crowd mumbling to their cars. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Dec
22

McCoy: Flyers Survive Late Furious Southern Rally To Win

The University of Dayton Flyers constructed a 20-point lead with six minutes left, 61-41, Tuesday at UD Arena, then had to fend off a 17-1 run over a five-minute span by the Southern University Jaguars as guard Kobe Elvis hit a fast break reverse layup in the final two minutes to stop the rally and preserve Dayton’s eighth win against five losses in nonconference play. Read Hal McCoy.

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Dec
22

McCoy: Flyers Survive Late Furious Southern Rally To Win

The University of Dayton Flyers constructed a 20-point lead with six minutes left, 61-41, Tuesday at UD Arena, then had to fend off a 17-1 run over a five-minute span by the Southern University Jaguars as guard Kobe Elvis hit a fast break reverse layup in the final two minutes to stop the rally and preserve Dayton’s eighth win against five losses in nonconference play. Read Hal McCoy.

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Dec
19

McCoy: Too Many Turnovers, Not Enough Points For UD

The University of Dayton Flyers traveled to Oxford, Miss. for only their second true road game of the season and lost to Ole Miss, 76-68, giving the game away by committing 19 turnovers that stifled the Flyers on the offensive end and dropped the record to 7-5 after they had won six of their previous seven games. Read Hal McCoy.

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Dec
18

McCoy: Too Many Turnovers Not Enough Points For UD

The University of Dayton Flyers traveled to Oxford, Miss. for only their second true road game of the season and lost to Ole Miss, 76-68, giving the game away by committing 19 turnovers that stifled the Flyers on the offensive end and dropped the record to 7-5 after they had won six of their previous seven games. Read Hal McCoy.

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Dec
12

McCoy: UD Flyers Make A Wreck Out Of Virginia Tech

After their five-game winning streak was halted at SMU, the University of Dayton Flyers returned to UD Arena Sunday afternoon and used its pesky press and demonstrative defense to hang a 62-57 defeat on plucky Virginia Tech. UD’s R.J. Blakney, a red-shirt freshman from Hagerstown, Md. shot five three-pointers and made all five.

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Dec
10

McCoy: ‘The Big D’ Meant Defeat For UD Against SMU

‘Big D’, not for dunk, or even ‘Dallas’…The University of Dayton took a five-game winning streak to Dallas to play their first road game on an opponent’s home court and lost to Southern Methodist University, 77-69, after making a furious rally in the final three minutes t0 cut a 13-point SMU lead to three with 40 seconds left. Read Hal McCoy.

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Dec
5

McCoy: UD Flyers Score Another Romp, Over Northern Illinois

Rolling now, UD extended its win streak with a blowout win over Northern Illinois for their fifth straight victory. Hal McCoy writes for Sunday Press Pros.

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Dec
2

McCoy: No Flop At Home, UD Buries Alabama State

The UD Flyers built on their recent Florida metamorphosis with a crushing UD Arena performance Wednesday, sending Alabama State back to Montgomery with a 93-52 shellacking. Hal McCoy writes for Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Nov
28

McCoy: UD Flyers Stun The Basketball World With ESPN Title

The glass slippers still fit Cinderella and after winning the ESPN Events Invitational tournament they’re being worn by the University of Dayton basketball team. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.

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Nov
20

McCoy: UD Flyers Take Another Body Blow

Even layups came hard…Dayton falls for the third straight game to the kind of team they should be fattening up against. Read Hal McCoy.

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Nov
18

McCoy: Flyers Fall Flat Again, Lose To Lipscomb

Just when the Flyer Faithful believe it can’t get worse after a loss to UMass Lowell, it gets worse. The UD basketball team gave an even uglier presentation of itself Wednesday night, losing to Lipscomb University, 78-59, and they were woeful in all facets of the game. But at least one fan won a new car by puttering around at halftime.

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Nov
14

McCoy: Something Called UMass Lowell Lowers Boom On UD

UD stumbled and bumbled and fumbled its way into another late-game deficit Saturday night.  But this time the crowd noise wasn’t enough to pull them out of the hole.  They needed more baskets

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