#DaytonMBB Soars Over Duquesne, 86-73

#DaytonMBB Soars Over Duquesne, 86-73
Josh Cunningham Recorded 21 Points & 11 Rebounds
Posted: 2/7/2018 9:13:00 PM
DAYTON – Josh Cunningham recorded 21 points and 11 rebounds in his eighth double-double of the year as Dayton cruised past Duquesne, 86-73.

Dayton improves to 11-12 overall and 5-6 in the Atlantic 10.

Jordan Davis and Trey Landers both had standout games. Davis had 18 points with four steals, while Landers had 12 points and nine assists. Darrell Davis also added 20 points for the Flyers.

Both teams struggled to score early with a 7-7 deadlock after six minutes of play.
With five minutes remaining in the first half Josh Cunningham and Trey Landers brought the stadium to their feet with back to back dunks to give Dayton a four-point lead.
The Flyers were deadly from behind the arc knocking down 4-of-7 in the first half.
Josh Cunningham lead Dayton with eight points in the first half including three dunks.
Dayton and Duquesne finished the half with identical field goals, both shooting 11-for-24, the difference being Dayton’s three free throws.
Dayton lead 29-26 at the half.

Dayton burst into the second half with a 15-5 run to take a commanding 13-point lead with the score of 44-31.
The Flyers continued their dominance going on another big run of 10-3 to bring their lead to 20 their largest of the night for a score of 54-34.
UD was locked in shooting 20-24 from the field and dropping 59 points, more than double their 29 points in the first half.
The Flyers held the lead for the entire second half.
Dayton closed out the game making seven straight shots.

Dayton shot 83.3% (20-24) from the field, second best in school history – behind 86.4% from the field on March 1, 1986 against Southern.
The 83.3% was a school record for marksmanship in the second half.
Josh Cunningham and Darrell Davis have each scored in double figures in 12 straight games.
With 14 minutes remaining Darryl Davis hit a fast-break three for his 903rd career point with the Flyers, passing head coach Anthony Grant on UD’s all-time scoring list. Davis went on to also pass George Janky and is now 60th with 912 career points.
Dayton’s long-range game was a huge factor, the Flyers converted 8-of-14 from three.
Passes were on point for the Flyers with 25 assists compared to only 13 turnovers. .
UD had 17 assists on 20 makes in the second half.
Jordan and Darryl Davis were deadly from deep converting 4-of-5 and 2-of-3 respectively.
Josh Cunningham registered his eighth double-double of the year and second in a row with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

The Flyers will travel to Richmond, Virginia to take on A-10 rival VCU on Saturday, Feb. 10th at 6 p.m. ET.

#UDMBB Falls to A-10 Leader Rhode Island 88-74

#UDMBB Falls to A-10 Leader Rhode Island 88-74
Cunningham Records 6th Double-Double Of Season
Posted: 1/20/2018 3:04:00 PM
DAYTON – Josh Cunningham scored a career-high 32 points and recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds, but the University of Dayton Flyers came up short against Rhode Island 88-74 in front of a sold-out crowd at UD Arena.

Dayton drops to 9-10 overall and 3-4 in the Atlantic 10, while Rhode Island improves to 15-3 and 7-0 in the A-10.

Darrell Davis and Trey Landers added 11 points each.

Dayton started the game off with some explosive dunks from Josh Cunningham and Trey Landers for a tight score of 11-10 Flyers at the fifteen-minute mark.
The Rams came out of the TV time-out with a 6-0 run to lead Dayton 16-11.
UD Arena was erupting with 10 minutes remaining in the half after a coast-to-coast drive in transition from Kostas Antetokounmpo started a Flyers 9-0 run to put them up 29-24. (Dare we say “Kostas-to-Kostas?”)
Darrell Davis finished his impressive made free throw streak at 36 straight over the last nine games, tying the all-time Dayton record set by Damon Goodwin in 1983-84.
Rhode Island demonstrated its maturity down the stretch of the first half, going on a 16-1 run to take control of the game. (URI is the 35th most-experienced team in the nation, while Dayton is 300th in returning experience).
Dayton came charging back with five points to finish the half 50-43 Rams.
Dayton finished the half shooting 65% from the field only missing two shots from within the arc.

A 6-0 run early in the second half made it a four-point game, but five straight points by URI senior Jared Terrell pushed it back out to nine.
UD struggled to shoot from outside the arc failing to hit a three until the final minute of regulation.
Josh Cunningham was on fire in the second half hitting 9-of-10 field goals for 20 of Dayton’s 31 second-half points.
Six of Dayton’s eight assists in the second half were passes to Cunningham.
The Flyers shot 62% from the field in the second half.

Josh Cunningham scored a career-high 32 points and had his eighth straight game in double digits.
It was also his sixth game of the season with 20+ points, and his 11 rebounds made it his sixth double-double of the year.
Rhode Island’s 12 offensive rebounds and 16 second-chance points proved the difference maker, topping Dayton’s three and two respectively.
The all-time series between the Flyers and Rams is now 18-15 in favor of Dayton.
The Flyers will take on A-10 opponent Davidson at UD Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET.
Copyright ©2018 University of Dayton

#UDWBB Hosts George Washington ON CBS Sports

#UDWBB Hosts George Washington ON CBS Sports
The Flyers Are Atop The A-10 Standings at 6-0
Posted: 1/18/2018 9:43:00 AM
DAYTON – The University of Dayton women’s basketball team returns home to host George Washington Sunday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. ET at UD Arena. The game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

The Flyers are atop the Atlantic 10 standings with an unbeaten 6-0 mark in conference play and have a 13-4 record overall. Dayton is 7-1 at home this season and currently riding a seven game winning streak.

Head coach Shauna Green is in her second season at the helm of the Flyers after going 22-10 in her first campaign last year. The WBCA National Rookie Coach of the Year returns an experienced squad with three seniors, six juniors, and three starters.

As a team, Dayton is averaging 75.8 points per game and giving up just 61.2, good enough for a +14.5 margin. The Flyers shoot 42.4 percent overall, 37.5 percent from three-point range, and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. They also benefit from a +6.9 rebounding and +0.9 turnover margin.

The Flyers are led by reigning A-10 Co-Player of the Week Jenna Burdette, who is averaging 14.4 points and 3.8 assists per game. Sophomore Jayla Scaife is contributing 14.9 points and 5.2 rebounds each contest while senior JaVonna Layfield averages a double-double with 12.2 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.

George Washington comes into the game with an 8-9 record on the season and a 3-2 A-10 mark. The Colonials are 4-4 away from home and in game two of their road trip. Head coach Jennifer Rizzotti is in her second season at GW.

The Colonials score just 60.5 points per game, but are only allowing 60.1 to opposing teams. GW shoots 38.0 percent from the field, 32.1 percent from behind the arc, and 75.5 percent from the charity stripe.

Leading the way is Brianna Cummings, who averages 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Kelli Prange is adding 11.1 points while Mei-Lyn Bautista runs the point with 4.0 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

Dayton battled back and picked up a hard-fought 63-62 win at Fordham Wednesday. The Flyers held on late with a defensive stand and were led by Layfield’s career-high 26 points and 13 rebounds.

George Washington pulled out a 53-48 win at Davidson on Wednesday, despite holding the Wildcats scoreless in the first quarter. The Colonials shot 31 percent from the floor and were led by Brianna Cummings’ 20 points and eight boards.

The Flyers and Colonials have met 40 times previously with George Washington having the most success with 31 victories. GW won last year’s meeting in Washington, D.C., 52-39, ending Dayton’s 11-game winning streak.

The Flyers head back out on the road to Richmond Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. against the Spiders.
Copyright ©2018 University of Dayton


No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

A pair of Alabama defensive players scored touchdowns 13 seconds apart in the third quarter, and the No. 4 Crimson Tide dominated top-ranked Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game Monday night to give coach Nick Saban another shot at his record sixth national title.


Buckeyes to face Pac-12 champion Trojans at Texas Stadium Dec. 29

Dec. 3, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes, champion of the Big Ten Conference for the second time in four years and for the 36th time overall, will travel southwest and play in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on December 29 in Dallas, Texas against Pac-12 champion and No. 8 USC. The game is set for an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Texas Stadium.

The Buckeyes will be playing in their 48th bowl game and for the first time in the Cotton Bowl since Jan. 1, 1987, a 28-12 victory over Texas A&M. Ohio State and USC also have a good deal of bowl history: the Buckeyes and Trojans have played seven times previously, all in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. USC has won four of those seven games. The last time the two teams met was in 2009, an 18-15 win for the Trojans at Ohio Stadium.

“We’re excited and I just really want to do right by our guys because our guys have been fantastic,” said Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. “There’s been very little issues. Every day we had some tough injuries that we fought through. And I want to do right by these players.”

Ohio State is 22-25 all-time in bowl games and has won three of its last four contests. Meyer is 10-3 in his career in bowl games, including a 3-2 mark at Ohio State. This will mark the fourth consecutive year the Buckeyes will be playing in a New Year’s 6 game, posting previous wins in the Sugar Bowl, CFP National Championship Game and Fiesta Bowl.

At 11-2 overall, the Buckeyes boast wins over No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 9 Penn State and No. 16 Michigan State. Ohio State is the only team nationally to rank in the top 10 in both total offense (523.6 yards/game) and total defense (292.3 yards/game). They’re also the only team to average at least 250 yards per game both passing and rushing.

Like Ohio State, USC also finished 11-2 overall and has won five consecutive games, including a 31-28 victory against Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game last Friday. The Trojans are No. 15 nationally in total offense (489.5 yards/game) and No. 24 in scoring offense (34.5 points/game).


Keith Wilder, Singer of Acclaimed Funk Outfit Heatwave, Dead at 65

Keith Wilder (second from left, front row), singer of the influential Seventies funk outfit Heatwave, has died at age 65. Fin Costello/Getty Images

Keith Wilder, the singer of the influential Seventies funk outfit Heatwave, died Sunday at the age of 65. Les Spaine, the group’s manager, confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. Wilder’s cousin and bandmate, Billy Jones, told Dayton.com that Wilder was suffering from health problems and died in his sleep.  No specific cause of death has been revealed. Keith Wilder, singer of the influential and beloved Seventies funk outfit Heatwave, has died at age 65.rollingstone.com