Dayton tops St. Bonaventure
DAYTON -- The University of Dayton men's basketball (7-7, 1-1 A-10) defeated St. Bonaventure (11-3, 1-1 A-10), 82-72 on Wednesday at UD Arena. The Flyers did not relinquish the lead for all 40 minutes of the game, and Darrell Davis scored a career-high 28 points to lead all scorers, while also leading the team with seven rebounds.Trey Landers also reached his career-high scoring total with 17 points.
1st Half: Dayton 39 St. Bonaventure 25
-Within the first four minutes of the game, the St. Bonaventure's second leading scorer, Matt Mobley, already had two personal fouls.
-Dayton opened the game on a 14-4 run.
-Trey Landers had six of the team's first 14 points in the opening six minutes of the half.
-The Flyers doubled St. Bonnie's score (19-8) by the twelve minute mark.
-The Bonnies had nine fouls in the first half, while the Flyers only had six.
-Darrell Davis led the Flyers during the half with 14 points and five rebounds.
-The Flyers maintained the lead for all 20 minutes of the half.
2nd Half: Dayton 82, St. Bonaventure 72
-Just outside of the first five minutes of the second half, Jordan Davis added five points to the Dayton offense.
-The Bonnies' Mobley tallied twelve points in the first seven minutes of this half after being held scoreless in the first half.
-Darrell Davis and Trey Landers each reached their career-high scoring totals with 28 and 17 points, respectively.
-Although the Flyers kept the lead throughout the entire half, the Bonnies were only seven points behind at times.
-Jaylen Crutcher was instrumental to Dayton's offense, adding 12 points to the scoreboard at key times throughout the game.
-The Bonnies' top scorer was Mobley with 24 points.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
-The Flyers shot 27-34 free throws (79%) while the Bonnies tallied 14-22 (64%).
-Darrell Davis led the Flyers with 28 points and seven rebounds.
-Landers had 17 points, marking a new season and career high.
-Darrell Davis played 38 of a possible 40 minutes in the game.
-40 minutes –the Flyers maintained the lead throughout all 40 minutes of the game.
-The Flyers will continue conference play with another home game against the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 12 pm (ET). It will be televised by NBCSN and broadcasted by WHIO.