After getting upset by a mediocre George Mason team in Fairfax, Va., the 22-5 University of Dayton basketball team made certain it didn't lose two games in a row for the first time this year, romping over Davidson, 80-66, with six Flyers scoring in double figures.
The University of Dayton Flyers scored the first five points of the second half to take an 11-point lead on road at George Mason, only to see the Patriots explode on a 24-2 run that gave them an 11-point lead. The Flyers, though didn't pack their gear and cry in their duffel bags. They went on an 11-point run of their own to tie it, but fell victim down the stretch and fell, 71-67, knocking them down to third place in the Atlantic 10.
It seems as if every team that comes to UD Arena to play the University of Dayton Flyers, they bring their 'A' team and force UD to stave off upsets. Such was the case Saturday afternoon when a forlorn Fordham team put the Flyers to a tough test before UD prevailed, 7-70, their 13th straight win this season in the Arena and 21st win this season.
As the University of Dayton Flyers prepare to meet Forlorn Fordham Saturday afternoon, all is good in their world. The 16th-ranked Flyers are back in first place. . .well, tied for first in the Atlantic 10. And it is not Richmond or VCU. They are tied at 10-2 with a sleeper team nobody is paying much attention to. . .Loyola of Chicago.
After falling behind Duquesne, 20-9, early in the first half at UD Arena and trailing 57-53 with six minutes left, full-court pressure enabled the Flyer to sprint out on a 20-0 run and pull out a 75-59 victory, their 20th win this season.