#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.

FIRST HALF
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.

SECOND HALF
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.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
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.
UP NEXT
The Flyers will take on A-10 opponent Davidson at UD Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET.
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#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.

SCOUTING THE FLYERS
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.

SCOUTING GEORGE WASHINGTON
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.

LAST TIME OUT
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 SERIES
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.

UP NEXT
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.
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Central State quarterback Trent Mays named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Mays named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Central State quarterback Trent Mays named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week
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