NCAAB Game Recap - Georgia at Dayton
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:30 PM EST

VaTec
71
MSU
66
F
Kansas
93
Chami
63
F
Kent
52
OhSt
71
F
Chat
46
Tenn
58
F
Aub
84
NM
59
F
AlSt
62
VACom
78
F
NE
62
SthAL
74
F
ColSt
70
NMSt
78
F(OT)
(N/A)
51
Drex
84
F
Yale
73
W MI
51
F
GrCan
68
IlSt
63
F
LoyIL
55
SoFL
66
F
Drake
59
MiaO
67
F
Seatt
70
Buck
77
F
UGA
61
Dayt
80
F
Ford
64
W Ky
69
F
Detr
62
ULLa
81
F
WriSt
72
Web
57
F
GMas
60
OlDom
53
F
IUPUI
77
LoyMD
81
F
Valpa
77
Cin
81
F(OT)
KansSt
59
Pitt
63
F
(N/A)
83
Winth
127
F
Wisc
52
Rich
62
F
Butl
63
Mizzu
52
F
Ark
62
GaTec
61
F(OT)
Lipsco
78
TNTec
65
F
(N/A)
56
NoKY
86
F
ChiSt
56
FlaSt
113
F
WaSt
71
Nebras
82
F
Murr
64
LaSal
75
F
South
51
NebOm
78
F
Troy
66
AlaAM
80
F
CSNor
84
WIGB
85
F
SeLA
70
Vand
78
F
TAMIn
52
TexPA
79
F
AbCh
56
TxSt
61
F
(N/A)
45
Oral
99
F
Oakl
50
NIU
74
F
SCSt
66
APSU
92
F
Jacksn
57
Campbl
62
F
Nev
77
BGSU
62
F
ChBap
67
ArkPB
75
F
LaTec
75
Ind
88
F
Brad
51
NW
78
F
TXSo
62
Mont
74
F
Okla
54
Stan
73
F
TNSt
49
SDSU
62
F
BYU
78
UCLA
63
F

Dayton 80, Georgia 61

Nov 25, 2019, 2:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgia (4-1)

25

36

61

Dayton (4-0)

43

37

80

Dayton rolls over Georgia 80-61 at Maui Invitational
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:31 PM

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Dayton’s plan was to get the ball inside early to open up the rest of the floor.

That meant getting the ball to Obi Toppin and he delivered.

Toppin dominated early while scoring 25 points, Jalen Crutcher added 20 and Dayton opened the Maui Invitational with an 80-61 rout over Georgia on Monday.

“We knew it was going to be an up-and-down game going back and forth, and so we wanted to try to establish a post presence early,” Dayton coach Anthony Grant said. “Obi did a good job of making himself available, his teammates did a good job of finding him, and he was able to get some conversions going and we kind of got in a rhythm there.”

Dayton (4-0) got off to a fast start in its fourth trip to Maui, building a 12-point lead in the opening five minutes behind Toppin. The Flyers stretched it to 18 by halftime and kept the Bulldogs at arm’s length by shooting 49%.

Toppin went 9 for 11 from the floor and made all five of his free throws.

Dayton, the 2003 Maui champion, will move on to face Virginia Tech.

“Before the game we talked about throwing the ball in the post and working out of there because our offense is based off that,” Toppin said. “And when we got the ball in the post a lot of things got opened up and I was able to get buckets off of there.”

Georgia (4-1) struggled with turnovers early in its first trip to Maui, digging a deep hole it never had a chance of recovering from.

The Bulldogs had 23 turnovers that led to 22 Dayton points and shot 4 of 16 from the 3-point arc.

Tye Fagan led Georgia with 11 points.

“I knew we were going to be coming in against a whole different level of intensity, physicality, the way guys play,” Bulldogs coach Tom Crean said. “That's where we're at and we got exposed by that.”

Dayton got the season off to a flying start, winning its first three games by an average of 19.7 points per game.

Georgia opened its second season under Crean with three blowout wins before holding off Georgia Tech last week.

Once in Maui, the Flyers jumped on Georgia through Toppin, making seven of their first eight shots during an opening 16-4 run.

A 6-foot-9 sophomore, Toppin used his length to go around and over the Bulldogs, scoring 14 points in the first five minutes.

Georgia began collapsing around Toppin and that opened the floor for the rest of the Flyers, who led 43-25 at halftime.

The Bulldogs also struggled offensively, turning it over 15 times and missing all seven of their first-half 3-point attempts.

“Just playing at this level, this intensity, the amount of fans that are into it, the pressure that's on to us - it's not really any pressure - but just what's at stake at this level, especially in this Maui Invitational, it's a first for all of us,” Fagan said. “Maybe we weren't used to that.”

BIG PICTURE

Georgia’s good start to the 2019-20 season came to a screeching halt in paradise with a slow start and a rash of turnovers.

Toppin showcased his formidable skills on the national stage and the Flyers showed why they’re a popular mid-major pick to make a run in March.

STOPPING EDWARDS

Anthony Edwards was the highest-rated recruit in school history when he arrived at Georgia and lived up to the billing early in the season, averaging 19.3 points and 2.8 steals.

The 6-5 freshman found little room to operate against Dayton, scoring six points on 2-of-10 shooting, including 0 for 5 on 3s.

“The most important thing was to just try to stop No. 5 (Edwards),” Crutchfield said. “He is one of their best players, so we were trying to stop him and just play our overall defense, help each other out on the defensive end.”

UP NEXT

Dayton faces Virginia Tech in Tuesday’s semifinals.

Georgia will play the No. 3 Michigan State.

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Leaders

Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Crump 0 0 1 1 0 0
S. Turnier 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Greer 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UGA Dayt
Points For 61 80
Field Goals 24/49-49% 27/55-49%
Three Pointers 4/16-25% 10/27-37%
Free Throws 9/17-53% 16/19-84%
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Defensive Rebounds 21 21
Rebounds 33 33
Blocks 2 7
Steals 7 6
Turnovers 23 15
Personal Fouls 24 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Dayt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 UGA 61 @ Dayt 80 J. Walton 2 C. Johnson 2

Game Information

Stadium: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii
Attendance: 2,400
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