NCAAB Game Recap - Dayton at Virginia Tech
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:00 PM EST

SFA
85
Duke
83
F(OT)
UGA
85
MSU
93
F
Kansas
71
BYU
56
F
Rich
65
Aub
79
F
Colora
71
Clem
67
F
NE
56
Drake
59
F
ColSt
61
LoyIL
60
F
W MI
55
Seatt
59
F
TN-M
64
GWebb
81
F
Web
68
Murr
69
F
NMSt
65
SoFL
45
F
Yale
81
Buck
61
F
Gram
74
PorSt
84
F
Hamp
73
USF
89
F
Boston
55
N CO
78
F
UCIrv
92
ULLa
67
F
(N/A)
64
Norf
54
F
Brown
63
UMassL
75
F
OlDom
50
WaSt
66
F
SthAL
82
MiaO
71
F
Wisc
50
NM
59
F
UCLA
74
Chami
48
F
IUPUI
77
South
83
F
WichSt
70
SCar
47
F
Woff
67
MD-ES
42
F
W IL
69
Ball
62
F
(N/A)
60
Stetsn
72
F
Furm
97
Elon
61
F
(N/A)
53
DelSt
90
F
Mizzu
66
Okla
77
F
Flrda
59
FlGlf
73
F
FaDi
66
ND
91
F
UtVal
61
MtStM
64
F
(N/A)
69
Bingha
90
F
(N/A)
73
HiPt
90
F
(N/A)
32
VMI
98
F
Mercer
51
StBon
56
F
NJIT
58
Rut
85
F
AzSt
67
Princ
65
F
Bry
76
UNH
87
F(OT)
(N/A)
66
UNCW
122
F
Corn
61
Navy
72
F
Copp
94
JMU
78
F
(N/A)
82
FlInt
96
F
App
69
ETSU
78
F
Brev
47
Citad
90
F
How
69
Amer
86
F
GMas
85
Nebras
66
F
WriSt
70
LaSal
72
F
StFNY
56
ArkLR
67
F
MorSt
84
W&M
95
F
Radf
63
Monm
80
F
(N/A)
65
Ill
117
F
(N/A)
56
Nich
102
F
Dayt
89
VaTec
62
F
CenMI
75
DeP
88
F
LoyMD
65
NebOm
70
F
Colg
99
WIGB
81
F
NCC
48
SIU
64
F
NWSt
69
ULMo
77
F
Canis
94
IL-C
64
F
HBU
73
Hou
112
F
Lamar
48
UAB
57
F
NrthIA
55
WVU
60
F
Wyo
47
TCU
64
F
ColCh
46
MTSt
82
F
Belm
82
E WA
87
F
(N/A)
50
N DA
115
F
Butl
68
Stan
67
F
Longw
58
UCRiv
71
F
SIU-E
50
Pacif
78
F
JackSt
57
UNLV
80
F
NDSt
70
Ida
53
F
UCDav
66
Cal
72
F
SamH
74
CSBak
65
F

Nov 26, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Dayton (5-0)

49

40

89

Virginia Tech (6-1)

31

31

62

Toppin leads Dayton to 89-62 win over Virginia Tech in Maui
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:29 AM

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Dayton wanted to use its size as an advantage against Virginia Tech, mainly by getting the ball in the post to Obi Toppin.

Twenty dunks is a good sign it worked.

Now Obi and the Flyers are headed to the Maui Invitational title game.

Obi Toppin had 24 points and eight rebounds in another dominating Maui Invitational performance, lifting Dayton into the title game with an emphatic 89-62 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday.

"I think all year we have been one of the more efficient teams in the country when you look at it from an offensive standpoint," Dayton coach Anthony Grant said. "So for us, I think it's just understanding who we are, identity-wise, and trying to stick to that identity."

Toppin rose to the occasion on the national stage in Dayton's Maui opener and topped himself against Virginia Tech.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore had the loud Dayton crowd roaring in the first half with a string of 3-pointers and brought them to their feet with a series of dunks in the second as the Flyers (5-0) raced past Virginia Tech (6-1).

Toppin shot 10 of 14 from the floor and led an early charge as Dayton jumped on the Hokies. The Flyers shot 64%, went 11 of 23 from the 3-point arc and have a chance to add a second Maui Invitational title - with 2003 - against No. 4 Kansas Wednesday night.

"It's a good feeling being in this position right now just because we know how hard we worked to get here," Toppin said. "So this opportunity to play in the championship at the Maui Invitational, it's a great feeling."

Virginia Tech was decent on offense, shooting an OK percentage, keeping the turnovers down.

The Hokies were no match for Dayton defensively, allowing the Flyers to repeatedly get inside for dunks and easy baskets.

Landers Nolley II led Virginia Tech with 15 points.

"They took us behind the shed and whipped our hind end," Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said.

Virginia Tech notched the first upset in Maui, making all the big plays down the stretch to knock off No. 3 Michigan State 71-66.

The Flyers opened their fourth Maui trip by knocking off Georgia 80-61 behind Toppin's 25 points.

Toppin kept his Maui road show revved up against the Hokies, scoring inside and out. He had 14 points by halftime, hitting 5 of 9 shots.

His teammates were pretty good, too, going 19 of 29 from the floor and using a 13-2 run to build a 49-31 halftime lead.

Dayton didn't let up in the second half and Toppin continued to have his way with the Hokies. Working primarily out of the post, he brought the loud contingent of Dayton to its feet with pair of spin moves and dunks, prompting a chant of "Obi!"

Dayton closed out the rousing victory by hitting its final 10 shots.

"We just came out with bad energy," Dayton guard Wabissa Bede said. "I kind of felt it from like the layup line our energy was kind of low, we weren't as upbeat as yesterday."

BIG PICTURE

Dayton will be a popular mid-major pick to make a deep run in March regardless of what happens in the title game. The Flyers are that good.

Virginia Tech took down mighty Michigan State, but was no match for Toppin and the Flyers.

UP NEXT

Dayton plays No. 4 Kansas in Wednesday's title game.

Virginia Tech faces BYU in the third-place game.

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Leaders

Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Swerlein 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Toppin 24 0 1 8 0 0
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Cone 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Nolley II 15 0 1 6 1 0

Team Comparison

Dayt VaTec
Points For 89 62
Field Goals 35/55-64% 22/51-43%
Three Pointers 11/24-46% 8/21-38%
Free Throws 8/14-57% 10/18-56%
Offensive Rebounds 8 4
Defensive Rebounds 30 17
Rebounds 43 22
Blocks 1 3
Steals 2 7
Turnovers 14 10
Personal Fouls 21 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 26 Dayt 89 @ VaTec 62 C. Wilson 2 I. Wilkins 3

Game Information

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