NCAAB Game Recap - Dayton at Saint Joseph's
Sun Jan 5, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Mich
69
MSU
87
F
Dayt
80
StJos
67
F
Rich
69
URI
61
F
VACom
72
GMas
59
F
Navy
61
HolyC
63
F
Manh
67
Niag
62
F
Stony
73
Maine
52
F
WriSt
70
Detr
69
F
David
64
Duques
71
F
Fairf
46
Canis
42
F
IL-C
62
WIMil
64
F
IUPUI
93
WIGB
78
F
Maris
40
StPet
66
F
Sien
77
Rider
85
F
Iona
61
Monm
73
F
LoyMD
71
Leh
78
F
Buck
78
Lafy
66
F
LaSal
66
Ford
60
F
(N/A)
43
NDSt
97
F
NoKY
75
Oakl
64
F
Boston
63
Amer
67
F
StBon
71
GrgWas
66
F
UMass
80
StLou
83
F(OT)
Denv
78
SDak
80
F
StJon
67
Xav
75
F
HBU
79
NWSt
106
F
IPFW
69
N DA
83
F
OrSt
76
Colora
68
F
NW
68
Minn
77
F
Purd
37
Ill
63
F
USC
40
Wash
72
F

Jan 5, 2020, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(20) Dayton (13-2)

33

47

80

Saint Joseph's (3-11)

33

34

67

No. 20 Dayton tops Saint Joe's to end Hawk Hill drought
Sun Jan 5, 2020 4:05 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) With Obi Toppin on the bench early in the second half against Saint Joseph's with four fouls, Dayton showed the depth that has it atop the Atlantic 10.

Trey Landers and Ryan Mikesell each had 18 points as the 20th-ranked Flyers fought off some early sluggishness and pulled away for an 80-67 win over the Hawks on Sunday.

"We have a lot of weapons," said Landers, who shot 5 for 6 to score 13 second-half points and finished with nine rebounds. "We know that Obi is the most dominant player on the floor almost every time he's out there. But we know that when he gets in foul trouble, we can weather the storm and deal with the adversity that comes with it. And when he went out, we all looked at each other and said, `Let's go play."'

For the second time this week, Dayton (11-3, 2-0 Atlantic 10) ended a significant road drought against an Atlantic 10 foe, breaking a nine-game losing streak at Hawk Hill that dated back to a 66-62 victory over Saint Joseph's on Jan. 29, 2000. On Thursday night, the Flyers beat La Salle 84-58, snapping a seven-game road losing streak dating to 2011 in that series.

"Anytime you can start the league with two wins on the road in a row, that's a good thing," Dayton coach Anthony Grant said. "We were aware of the history here in Philly. We embraced the challenge of doing something that not many at Dayton have had a chance to do. We played really well against La Salle and we were excited about that. We were able to answer some adversity today and going through those experiences will help us grow as a team."

Toppin and Ibi Watson scored 15 points apiece for the Flyers and Jalen Crutcher had 10.

"What makes Dayton a Final Four-caliber team is their commitment to Dayton basketball is outstanding and you get them on the court and they have a lot of weapons," Saint Joseph's coach Billy Lange said.

Ryan Daly had 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for Saint Joseph's (3-11, 0-2). Cameron Brown scored 16 points and Myles Douglas had 15.

Dayton led 46-44 when Toppin picked up his fourth foul and was sent to the bench at the 14:40 mark of the second half. Landers, Watson and Crutcher became more involved in the offense, switching back and forth with cuts to the basket that had the Hawks confused.

By the time Toppin returned to the game with 3:12 left, Dayton had stretched its lead to 71-64. Landers' 3-pointer and a windmill dunk by Toppin put the Flyers ahead by 12.

BIG PICTURE

Dayton: With several Top 25 teams losing the past week as conference play got underway, Dayton will likely move up from No. 20 when the new AP rankings are released on Monday.

St. Joseph's: The Hawks have lost 10 of 11, but played two of their better games of the year against ranked opponents - a 78-66 loss to Villanova on Dec. 7 and Sunday against the Flyers.

UP NEXT

Dayton: Heads home to face Massachusetts next Saturday.

St. Joseph's: Hosts Duquesne on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Cohill 0 0 0 2 0 0
J. Tshimanga 0 0 0 1 0 0
Saint Joseph's PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Daly 22 0 7 12 0 1
C. Brown 16 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

Dayt StJos
Points For 80 67
Field Goals 27/61-44% 22/55-40%
Three Pointers 9/29-31% 10/26-38%
Free Throws 17/18-94% 13/22-59%
Offensive Rebounds 6 7
Defensive Rebounds 34 28
Rebounds 46 38
Blocks 4 5
Steals 5 3
Turnovers 8 12
Personal Fouls 21 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
Sun Jan 5 Dayt 80 @ StJos 67 R. Chatman 4 R. Moore 1

Game Information

Stadium: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 2,544
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