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Jan
30

McCoy: Flyers Use ‘D’, Rebounding Overtake Rhode Island

After trailing for nearly all of the first half, UD’s Flyer started the second half on a 15-0 run that put them on the road to beating Rhode Island, 67-56, with Ibi Watson and Jordy Tshimanga coming out of a cold tank to lead Dayton to its sixth Atlantic 10 victory. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Jan
30

McCoy: Flyers ‘D’, Rebounding Overtake Rhode Island

After trailing for nearly all of the first half, UD’s Flyer started the second half on a 15-0 run that put them on the road to beating Rhode Island, 67-56, with Ibi Watson and Jordy Tshimanga coming out of a cold tank to lead Dayton to its sixth Atlantic 10 victory. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Jan
29

McCoy: UD’s Grant Calls Crutcher One Of The Best Flyers…Ever!

When he arrived at Dayton from Memphis he was so quiet no one noticed him.  Now what Jalen Crutcher does with the basketball and the game on the line screams for national attention. Hal McCoy features the most valuable Flyer in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
27

McCOY: UD Flyers Upset Saint Louis, 76-71

Jalen Crutcher scores 14 points in the final four minutes as the Flyers pull a surprise on Saint Louis, playing its first game in 34 days after COVID-19 put the program on pause in December 23 when the Billikens were 7-1. Hal McCoy writes.

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Jan
23

McCOY: VCU Takes UD’s Flyers To The Wood Shed, 66-43

The Flyers were stripped naked by Virginia Commonwealth, 66-43. It was a street mauling and mugging. VCU brought brass knuckles and UD brought mittens.

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Jan
17

McCoy: Blazing Starts Carries UD Past George Washington, 67-54

A hot start by the offense – and a sizzling first half by Jalen Crutcher – boosted the Flyers to a Sunday win over George Washington. Hal McCoy writes for Monday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
14

McCoy: UD Opts Out Of Spring PFL Football Games

UD reverses course, cancels plans for spring football in 2021. Why? And what’s next? Hal McCoy writes.

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Jan
14

McCoy: UD’s Weaver, Flyers Weave Way Past Duquesne

Two depleted teams, Dayton and Duquesne, put survivors on the floor and Flyers used a 15-1 run with a lineup full of freshmen to score a 72-63 Atlantic-10 victory. Crutcher, Watson lead the scoring, but freshman lead the 15-1 breakaway.

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Jan
12

McCoy: A ‘Players-Led’ Timeout Launched Flyers Past Davidson

Jalen Crutcher and Ibi Watson turn statesmen, as their late-game leadership turned uncertainty into a certain Flyers win over Davidson. Hal McCoy writes.

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Jan
9

McCoy: Flyers Upset Davidson Behind Crutcher, Watson

Escaping the fowl air of New York, UD went south Friday and breathed new life again with an impressive 89-78 overtime win over Davidson. Read Hal McCoy’s story in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
5

McCoy: No ‘Escape From the Bronx’ for UD’s Flyers

The Flyers had 17 turnovers and hit just 4 of 23 from behind the arc.  That was just the start of a bad night for UD Tuesday against the A-10’s most beatable team. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
4

McCoy: UD Flyers Try To Avoid Trap Game At Fordham

The Flyers take their limited roster on the road, hoping to avoid a letdown and come home with an anticipated win against the Fordham Lambs (uh, Rams). Hal McCoy writes his latest for Press Pros.

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Jan
2

McCoy: UD Bounces Back From Embarrassing Setback

They had just enough healthy bodies to play, and leaned on the experience and contributions of Jalen Crutcher (below) and Ibi Watson to pull away at the end…and make a Saturday win over George Mason look easier than it actually was. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
31

McCoy: La Salle Puts La Loss On Lackadaisical Flyers

New, but not enough…newcomer Mustapha Amzil, from Finland, came out of the locker room after three days practice and paced UD with 22 points. Unfortunately, it was three points too few in a 67-65 loss Wednesday to LaSalle. Hal McCoy writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
28

McCoy: UD Wearing Invisible Targets On Its Uniforms

After UD went 18-and-0 in the Atlantic-10 Conference last season, every time in the league has its sights set on knocking off the Flyers, but Jalen Crutcher and Elijah Weaver say coach Anthony Grant has them aware and prepared. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
17

McCoy: Grant Watched His Flyers ‘Grow Up’ Saturday

Anthony Grant says he witnessed his new-look Flyers grow up in last weekend’s road win versus Mississippi State.  They’re doing it around senior guard Jalen Crutcher, and others are noticing it, too. Hal writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
16

McCoy: They’ll Always Be ‘The Indians’, And Chief Wahoo Lives On

I could understand the protestors if teams and schools purposely nicknamed themselves to demean or slur Native Americans. They didn’t. They are just nicknames. Nothing more, nothing less.  They’ll ALWAYS be the Indians to me. Hal McCoy writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
9

McCoy: Momma Knows Best For UD’s R.J. Blakney

The UD Flyers used a 22-2 run to close the first half, and start the second half, to outlast a pesky Northern Kentucky and gain their second win of the season. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
6

UD’s 21-Game Winning Streak Ends On Buzzer

SMU’s  Emmanuel Bandoumel dribbles the length of the Blackburn Court floor and flips in a game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat UD, 66-64; It as the Flyers’ first home loss since March of 2019 to Rhode Island in overtime. Read more of Hal McCoy’s article inside today’s PressPros Feature.

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Dec
3

McCOY: UD’s Sissoko Ready For More ‘We Got The Dub’

It began with UD Flyers back-up center Moulaye Sissoko uttering a post-game victory comment, ‘We got the dub,’ as in we got the victory and it became a ritual in the locker room that the Flyers hope to hear many times this season. Read more of Hal McCoy’s article inside today’s PressPros Feature.

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