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.
The University of Dayton basketball team has been installed by KenPom.com as the favorite to win the Atlantic 10 tournament when they play in a quarterfinal game Thursday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and the Flyers must win the tournament to make the NCAA field. Hal McCoy write Flyer basketball.
DaRon Holmes II hurt himself on the first play of the game and didn't return until midway through the first half and Toumani Camara was foul-happy and sat for 26 of the game's 40 minutes, but Dayton's Flyers still nearly pulled out a win against Saint Louis Friday night before falling, 65-61 in Chaifetz Arena. Hal McCoy write Fly Basketball.