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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.