Archive for UD Feature
Mar
20

McCoy: UD’s NIT Journey Ends In Overtime Loss To Vanderbilt

UD gets victimized by genetics, injury, and the overtime yip, losing to Vanderbilt to end their season and NIT experience.

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Mar
12

McCoy: UD Survives Scare From UMass, In A-10 Tourney

Right place, right time, right people making the right plays.  It all worked out in the Flyers heart-stopping A-10 tourney win over UMass. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
5

McCoy: ‘True Grit’ Flyers Flush Davidson, 82-76

DaRon Holmes scored 20, the Flyers hung tough, played tough, and were rewarded with a memorable 82-76 win over A-10 regular-season champion Davidson Saturday at UD Arena. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
2

McCoy: Blakney’s Last-Second Dunk Beats Richmond

The Flyers atone for that ugly loss at LaSalle with a thriller…a last-second road win over Richmond, courtesy of an R.J. Blakney dunk at the buzzer to win the game in regulation. Read Hal McCoy in Wednesday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
26

McCoy: Flyers Blow 15-Point Lead, Lose To LaSalle

A heavily-favored University of Dayton team, facing 7-18 LaSalle, built an 11-point halftime lead and owned a 15-point lead early in the second half, but saw the Explorers go on a 17-0 run to upset the Flyers, 62-60, costing them a chance at the Atlantic 10 regular season championship.

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Feb
24

McCoy: UD Flyers Pound UMass For Fifth Straight Win

UMass came to UD Arena Wednesday night as one of the nation’s premiere three-point shooting team, but the University of Dayton cut them off at the pass and put on their own shooting display to record their fifth straight victory, 82-61,  to remain one game behind Davidson in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Read Hal McCoy’s UD Feature inside today’s PressPros.

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Feb
19

McCoy: Flyers Finally Slip Out Of Philly With A Win

The Flyers avenged an ugly loss from a year ago, held one of the country’s best shooters at bay, and left Philly with a 74-62 win Saturday over St. Joseph.

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Feb
15

McCoy: UD Flyers Survive A Night Of Bad Shooting

UD’s Flyers couldn’t make shots near the basket or in two-point territory, so they used three-point shots and defense to survive a game against Rhode Island, a game that would embarrass YMCA players, but a 63-57 victory that coach Anthony Grant was glad to take as it kept the Flyers in second place in the Atlantic 10 at 10-3. Read Hal McCoy’s UD Feature inside today’s PressPros.

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Feb
12

McCoy: UD Flyers Spend A Day In ‘Romper Room’

The University of Dayton basketball team used and abused Duquesne earlier this week, then turned around and treated George Washington even more unneighborly Saturday afternoon in UD Arena with a near-perfect first half display of passing, shooting and defending to clobber the Colonials, 80-54. Read Hal McCoy’s UD Feature inside today’s PressPros.

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Feb
10

McCoy: A Good Time Was Had By All The Flyers

Eleven different UD Flyers scored points Wednesday night, including two non-scholarship players, and the Second Unit provided a first-half spark that enabled the Flyers to romp and roll to a 75-54 victory. (Pictured) Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot watches Elijah Weaver score. Hal McCoy writes The UD Flyer’s for Press Pros.

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Feb
5

McCoy: Saint Louis ‘Packs It In’ On Flyers, 72-61

UD’s Flyers left their game in Richmond, Va. with an 82-52 win over Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday and absorbed a critical 72-61 defeat in St. Louis to the Saint Louis Billikens, who packed in their defense to stop big mean DaRon Holmes II and Toumani Camara, leaving Kobe Elvis to do the bulk of the scoring and he responded with 20 points. Hal McCoy writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
3

McCoy: UD Flyers Put Stun Gun On Va. Commonwealth

UD’s DaRon Holmes (below) was all ball Wednesday, leading the Flyers with 21 points in their win on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. Hal McCoy writes for Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
29

McCoy: UD Saves Ugly Offense With Solid Defense

UD’s Flyers were offensively challenged on a night colder inside UD Arena than it was outside where it was close to zero, but they saved the day by applying pressurized defense on Rhode Island to post a 53-51 Atlantic 10 conference victory.
Read Hal McCoy in Press Pros.

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Jan
26

McCoy: UD Flyers Continue Mastery Over Fordham

Fordham University’s basketball team came to UD Arena with blood in it eyes, smarting from 15 straight losses on UD’s floor and hadn’t won a game in Dayton since 1953. But the Flyers held off the Rams for a 68-61 victory, pushing their Atlantic 10 record to 5-2. 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
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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