#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.

#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.
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