NCAAB Game Recap - St. Bonaventure at Dayton
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:00 PM EST

GaTec
64
Lou
68
F
StBon
60
Dayt
86
F
Prov
64
Seton
73
F
SCar
67
Aub
80
F
Rut
80
Iowa
85
F
Mem
40
Tuls
80
F
GTown
57
Xav
66
F
Samf
78
Furm
101
F
Cin
89
Temp
82
F
VMI
54
Woff
66
F
Syr
84
ND
82
F
Ark
70
MisSt
77
F
Drake
73
Evans
50
F
UMassL
75
Albany
101
F
Citad
69
Chat
92
F
Bingha
83
Stony
79
F
LaSal
57
Rich
75
F
Duques
55
URI
77
F
PSU
72
Mich
63
F
WCU
79
Mercer
85
F
W Ky
64
Marsh
60
F
Manh
73
Maris
75
F(OT)
Vermt
59
Maine
57
F
Amer
93
LoyMD
91
F(OT)
Army
94
Lafy
74
F
UMBC
69
Hartfo
60
F
UMass
63
GMas
73
F
GrgWas
54
Ford
59
F
StLou
59
David
71
F
Navy
60
Boston
58
F(OT)
Leh
95
HolyC
96
F(OT)
Troy
63
ArkLR
81
F
SFA
69
NWSt
62
F
ECU
64
SMU
84
F
Lamar
89
InWor
77
F
NDSt
73
SDSt
78
F
NOrl
71
TXAMC
74
F
McNee
77
SeLA
61
F
HBU
83
Nich
91
F
IndSt
55
LoyIL
75
F
IlSt
63
Brad
75
F
UNC
77
VaTec
79
F(2OT)
AbCh
76
SamH
82
F(OT)
BC
72
Pitt
74
F
Crei
83
DeP
68
F
Fres
68
ColSt
86
F
Alab
77
Vand
62
F
NrthIA
66
SIU
68
F
CSNor
83
UCSB
75
F
CS-Ful
78
UCDav
74
F
ChiSt
53
CBap
85
F
UCIrv
56
LongB
63
F
UNLV
72
Nev
86
F

Jan 22, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

St. Bonaventure (12-7)

29

31

60

(7) Dayton (17-2)

47

39

86

Crutcher has 23, No. 7 Dayton beats St. Bonaventure 86-60
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:44 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt called two timeouts while trying to halt Dayton's end-of-the-half run. With Jalen Crutcher hitting 3s and Obi Toppin making dunks, it was a futile task.

Crutcher matched his career high with 23 points, Toppin had four dunks, and No. 7 Dayton - playing with its highest ranking in 52 years - showed off its versatility while pulling away to an 86-60 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night.

Once the Flyers got going, there was no slowing them down.

"The first couple of minutes, we're out there trying to get a feel for what they're doing," Toppin said. "Once we get used to that, get a feel for it, we put our foot on the gas and we just go."

Fittingly, Crutcher was in the middle of it again.

The junior guard made the shot that helped the Flyers (17-2, 6-0 Atlantic 10) move into the Top 10 for the first time since December 1967. His 3 with less than a second left in overtime gave Dayton a 78-76 win at Saint Louis over the weekend.

Crutcher had his touch again Wednesday. His 3 started a 22-5 run that closed the first half and put Dayton up 47-29.

"Anytime you get a conference win by double digits, that's always a good thing," Crutcher said.

Crutcher had a pair of 3s during the decisive spurt and a driving layup with 4.9 seconds left as he was fouled. He missed the free throw, but the ball was batted out to Toppin for a floater at the buzzer.

Crutcher went 5 of 9 from beyond the arc overall in his third straight 20-point game. He also had a team-high seven assists.

"He's a really good player, and I think he's been proving that since he stepped on campus," coach Anthony Grant said. "He's really grown and he's maturing here."

Toppin provided the most crowd-pleasing moments, repeatedly getting open for alley-oop dunks. He had 18 points and nine rebounds.

St. Bonaventure (12-7, 4-2) was coming off its most lopsided loss of season, 91-63 at VCU. Schmidt called a timeout after Dayton ran out to a 6-0 lead punctuated by one of Toppin's dunks, hoping to avoid another quick blowout.

The Bonnies hung in for most of the half, staying within six points until Crutcher led the late run. Schmidt called two more timeouts during the spurt but couldn't stop it.

The start of the second half was more of the same as Dayton stretched the lead to 30 points. Crutcher hit a 3 and flipped the ball over his shoulder for a basket as he was fouled. Toppin had two more dunks, one off a pass from Crutcher.

Jaren English led the Bonnies with 17 points.

BIG PICTURE

St. Bonaventure: The Bonnies played a Top 25 team for the first time since Dec. 8, 2018, when they lost at home to No. 17 Buffalo 80-62. Their last win over a ranked team was 77-74 over No. 14 Rhode Island on Feb. 16, 2018.

Dayton: The Flyers are the first Atlantic 10 team in six years to make it into the Top 10. Saint Louis and VCU cracked the Top 10 in 2014.

SERIES STUFF

Dayton leads the series 26-10, winning the last five. St. Bonaventure's last victory in the series was 2016 at UD Arena. Last season, Dayton snapped St. Bonaventure's 14-game winning streak at home with an 89-86 win in double overtime.

SOME SHOT

Crutcher also made the most improbable basket. Driving to the rim, he was fouled by Justin Winston. As he went down, Crutcher flipped the ball underhand over his shoulder and banked it in.

HOME SWEET HOME

The Bonnies have played only one home game since Dec. 18, a 64-44 win over Fordham on Jan. 11.

SHREDDED D

VCU shot 52.4% from the field in its lopsided win over the Bonnies. Dayton shot 64.8%.

STILL OUT

St. Bonaventure center Osun Osunniyi missed his second game with a concussion.

UP NEXT

St. Bonaventure hosts Rhode Island on Saturday, ending a streak of three road games.

Dayton plays at Richmond on Saturday, the first of two road games.

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Leaders

St. Bonaventure PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Okoli 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Johnson 0 0 0 2 0 0
Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Wilson 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Greer 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

StBon Dayt
Points For 60 86
Field Goals 25/61-41% 35/54-65%
Three Pointers 3/14-21% 10/25-40%
Free Throws 7/12-58% 6/11-55%
Offensive Rebounds 10 5
Defensive Rebounds 18 29
Rebounds 31 35
Blocks 0 3
Steals 4 2
Turnovers 9 10
Personal Fouls 11 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
Wed Jan 22 StBon 60 @ Dayt 86 B. Planutis 3 J. Tshimanga 2

Game Information

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