NCAAB Game Recap - Massachusetts at Dayton
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Gonz
87
LoyMa
62
F
Wake
59
Duke
90
F
Baylor
67
Kansas
55
F
UGA
60
Aub
82
F
Bois
65
SDSU
83
F
AzSt
69
Oreg
78
F
OhSt
54
Ind
66
F
Lou
67
ND
64
F
Alab
67
KY
76
F
UMass
60
Dayt
88
F
GTown
66
Vill
80
F
TxTch
54
WVU
66
F
Syr
63
UVA
55
F(OT)
Wisc
58
PSU
49
F
Tul
65
Temp
51
F
Cin
68
UCF
54
F
Rut
51
Ill
54
F
DeP
67
StJon
74
F
SCar
55
Tenn
56
F
Wagn
62
RobM
94
F
BGSU
83
Ohio
74
F
Vermt
74
UMBC
50
F
Lafy
65
LoyMD
62
F
Army
59
Boston
81
F
SMU
68
ECU
71
F
NCC
66
DelSt
68
F
OkSt
40
TCU
52
F
Detr
67
YSU
69
F
Crei
77
Xav
65
F
Charl
56
W&M
67
F
NCSU
58
VaTec
72
F
URI
65
VACom
56
F
Del
68
Tows
84
F
Samf
67
Chat
105
F
Ford
44
StBon
64
F
Campbl
63
Radf
68
F
GMas
76
LaSal
63
F
IlSt
52
IndSt
65
F
ULMo
62
GASt
84
F
HolyC
60
Buck
75
F
StJos
83
David
89
F(OT)
Denv
80
W IL
86
F
CoCar
82
TexAr
77
F
FlInt
78
Rice
92
F
Maine
70
Albany
76
F
Oakl
68
Clev
55
F
E IL
66
MorSt
69
F
TexAM
69
Vand
50
F
CenMI
73
Kent
79
F
(N/A)
58
CenCT
46
F
Norf
71
How
63
F
Hou
61
Tuls
63
F
Copp
80
BethC
85
F
Duques
66
GrgWas
61
F
Drake
61
Valpa
66
F
SoMis
70
TexSA
80
F
NrthIA
80
MOSt
57
F
FlAtl
58
N TX
81
F
Evans
44
LoyIL
78
F
MtStM
67
Bry
65
F
FlGlf
66
Stetsn
62
F(OT)
Marq
55
Seton
69
F
HiPt
62
Presb
77
F
OlDom
47
Charl
53
F
Colg
70
Navy
63
F
Drex
78
JMU
71
F
ULLa
51
GaSo
71
F
UNCW
63
Elon
80
F
SIU-E
72
E KY
78
F
VMI
55
ETSU
61
F
SamH
82
CenAR
89
F
NCAT
91
MD-ES
53
F
Morg
68
FlaAM
77
F
NebOm
81
SDak
91
F
Clem
79
UNC
76
F(OT)
Nebras
57
NW
62
F
E MI
68
NIU
71
F
NWSt
76
McNee
85
F
TXAMC
56
AbCh
68
F
FaDi
70
LongI
84
F
Nich
69
SeLA
58
F
N AL
82
Lipsco
69
F
NJIT
78
NFla
66
F
Troy
68
ArkSt
76
F(OT)
ColSt
81
SJSU
70
F
App
57
TxSt
82
F
APSU
71
JacSt
67
F
Mercer
71
WCU
79
F
Jacksn
37
Lib
54
F
NOrl
70
InWor
73
F
TNSt
75
SEMO
73
F
Belm
85
TN-M
78
F
SthAL
52
ArkLR
43
F
Bingha
66
UMassL
85
F
UNCA
71
ChaSo
69
F
GaTec
71
BC
52
F
WaSt
62
Stan
88
F
IdaSt
71
NoAZ
67
F
UMKC
71
NMSt
74
F
AF
78
NM
84
F
Ark
76
Miss
72
F
W Ky
69
MidTN
53
F
StLou
74
Rich
58
F
Longw
80
Hamp
83
F
JackSt
76
Alc
65
F
Gram
61
South
56
F
Citad
71
Woff
73
F
USF
79
Pacif
75
F
UNLV
78
Wyo
69
F(OT)
WIMil
87
WIGB
80
F
SDSt
70
IPFW
61
F
GWebb
95
Winth
99
F(3OT)
W MI
59
Toled
67
F
UNH
48
Stony
73
F
StFNY
80
StFPA
81
F
Amer
73
Leh
82
F
UNCG
86
Furm
73
F
Okla
68
IaSt
81
F
CS-Ful
59
UCRiv
65
F
SCla
67
StMar
66
F
Wash
58
Cal
61
F(OT)
Nev
70
UtSt
80
F
PorSt
77
MTSt
76
F
CBap
61
GrCan
57
F
ChiSt
63
TexPA
87
F
KansSt
50
Tex
64
F
N DA
73
Oral
88
F
MisSt
59
LSU
60
F
Lamar
102
HBU
92
F
SIU
48
Brad
67
F
Marsh
50
UAB
61
F
ArkPB
49
AlaAM
59
F
Fla
75
Mizzu
91
F
PVAM
67
TXSo
71
F
LaTec
64
UTEP
61
F
Murr
81
TNTec
69
F
Portl
70
BYU
96
F
MsVl
75
AlSt
81
F
CSNor
56
CAPoly
74
F
USC
74
UCLA
63
F
UtVal
50
Seatt
83
F
LongB
55
UCSB
52
F
Pepp
85
USD
78
F
HI
60
UCIrv
74
F
Web
57
Sac
71
F

Jan 11, 2020, 12:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Massachusetts (7-9)

22

38

60

(15) Dayton (14-2)

48

40

88

Toppin hurts ankle while No. 15 Dayton beats UMass 88-60
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:35 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Obi Toppin landed with a loud thud and grabbed his left ankle. The capacity crowd at University of Dayton Arena went silent as the Flyers' top player lay on the court.

Dayton's spectacular season had hit a speed bump.

Toppin scored 16 points before leaving with an ankle injury early in the second half Saturday, giving 15th-ranked Dayton a scare while it pulled away to an 88-60 victory over UMass.

“A sprained ankle is the indication right now,” coach Anthony Grant said. “I think the next 24 hours will tell us more in terms of how it reacts."

Dayton (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10) took control right away, building a 20-point lead, and remained unbeaten at home. The Flyers used their front-line advantage and frequently found Toppin - Dayton's top front-line scorer - open for layups and dunks to get the big early lead.

Then came a moment that startled the crowd.

Toppin got tangled with Samba Diallo at midcourt and went down hard at 15:13 of the second half, grabbing his left ankle. Both players lay on the court for several minutes before walking off, Toppin with a slight limp as he headed for the locker room.

Diallo returned to the game a few minutes later. Late in the game, Toppin returned to the bench with a protective boot on his left foot and watched the final minutes.

“It was good to see him able to walk on his own power back to the bench," Grant said.

The Flyers didn't need him to finish off UMass (7-9, 1-2), but they could be missing their best player entering the heart of conference play.

UMass never recovered from the Flyers' opening surge. Tre Mitchell led the Minutemen with 16 points. UMass had 21 turnovers, including six during a 4:50 spurt as Dayton took control early in the game.

“They're a young team, we are a veteran team,” said Dayton's Trey Landers, who added 13 points. “With us coming out in the first half and putting a foot on their neck, that helped us out a lot.”

Dayton dominated inside during its quick start. The Flyers' first nine points came off layups or free throws. Jalen Crutcher opened the game with a steal and layup, and Ryan Mikesell got a rebound and drove the length of the court for a dunk as Dayton made it 9-0.

"I king of saw the seas parted, and I took off," said Mikesell, who finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Reserve guard Ibi Watson hit a 3 and had a steal and layup that put Dayton in control at 27-7. The Flyers led by as many as 27 in the opening half.

“We just played really, really timid to where we got down and just couldn't find the fight to get back into it,” UMass coach Matt McCall said. “We've got a lot of growing up to do in order to win a basketball game like that.”

BIG PICTURE

UMass: The Minutemen opened the season 5-0 for the first time in six seasons. They've since dropped nine of 11 and lost seven straight games away from home with a lineup that includes two freshmen starters.

Dayton: The Flyers moved up five spots in the Top 25 this week after back-to-back wins in Philadelphia over La Salle and Saint Joseph's. Their highest ranking this season was No. 13.

SERIES STUFF

The Flyers lead the series 15-14, winning the last three.

SLOPPY, SLOPPY

In the last three games, UMass has had a season-high 25 turnovers, 17 and 21. Dayton had 12 steals and scored 20 points off turnovers.

NOT THIS TIME

The Minutemen haven't beaten a Top 15 team since Jan. 16, 2008, when they knocked off No. 14 Dayton. They've played two ranked teams in a season for the first time since 2008-09. They also lost to No. 7 Virginia 58-46 on Nov. 23.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“They played like men, we played like boys and we coached like boys,” McCall said. “It's not just on our players, it's on all of us to understand how mistake-free and how hard you have to play to win a game like that. It starts with the mentality going on the floor. Our lack of fight in the first half was disappointing.”

UP NEXT

UMass plays at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday.

Dayton hosts VCU on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Massachusetts PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Jackson 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Mitchell 16 0 2 7 2 2
Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Becker 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UMass Dayt
Points For 60 88
Field Goals 20/52-38% 36/70-51%
Three Pointers 8/21-38% 5/19-26%
Free Throws 12/15-80% 11/16-69%
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Defensive Rebounds 25 28
Rebounds 33 42
Blocks 5 2
Steals 4 12
Turnovers 21 11
Personal Fouls 15 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 UMass 60 @ Dayt 88 K. Mitchell 2 D. Cohill 4

Game Information

Stadium: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Attendance: 13,407
Game Time: