After leading by 11 points early in the second half, the University of Dayton froze up and went the final 11 minutes without a field goal and lost the Atlantic 10 championship game to Virginia Commonwealth, 68-56.
The Fordham Rams tried a public mugging defense on the University of Dayton in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 conference tournament, but it didn't work. The Flyers muscled their way to a 78-68 victory, placing them in the championship game Sunday against VCU, with an NCAA bid at stake for the winner. Hal McCoy writes Flyer basketball.
The University of Dayton Flyers seemingly had a secure victory in hand, an eight-point lead over Saint Joseph's with 61 seconds to play in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. But the Hawks scored five quick points and drew to within three with 39.4 seconds left before the Flyers held them off for a 60-54 victory to send them into Saturday's semifinals. Hal McCoy writes Flyer basketball.
After a debilitating home loss to George Mason Saturday, the University of Dayton Flyers rebounded with a vengeance Tuesday night in UD Arena with a 77-53 demolition of La Salle, clinching a double bye directly into the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference championship tournament in Brooklyn. Hal McCoy writes Flyer basketball.
Before arriving in UD Arena Saturday night to play the University of Dayton, George Mason University was free throw-challenged, one of the worst in the country, but the Colonials made six straight in the final six seconds to hang a 74-69 defeat on the Flyers, dropping UD two games behind VCU with two to play in the Atlantic 10. Hal McCoy writes Flyer Basketball.