NCAAB Game Recap - Fordham at Dayton
Sat Feb 1, 2020 4:30 PM EST

TCU
52
Baylor
68
F
Gonz
83
USF
79
F
TxTch
75
Kansas
78
F
UtSt
68
SDSU
80
F
FlaSt
74
VaTec
63
F
Lou
77
NCSU
57
F
Ford
56
Dayt
70
F
Crei
76
Vill
61
F
Duke
97
Syr
88
F
Xav
74
Seton
62
F
Oreg
60
Stan
70
F
KansSt
57
WVU
66
F
KY
66
Aub
75
F
MSU
63
Wisc
64
F
Prov
65
Butl
61
F
Colora
78
USC
57
F
Hou
62
Cin
64
F
Miss
63
LSU
73
F
WichSt
51
Tuls
54
F
PSU
76
Nebras
64
F
Rut
63
Mich
69
F
Bry
64
StFPA
84
F
Ind
59
OhSt
68
F
GaTec
72
ND
80
F
Hartfo
55
Maine
49
F
W Ky
76
FlInt
81
F
UConn
63
Mem
70
F
CenCT
57
RobM
64
F
TexAM
48
UGA
63
F
Ohio
54
Ball
65
F
UMKC
69
ChiSt
51
F
Copp
68
DelSt
77
F
IaSt
68
Tex
72
F
Tenn
73
MisSt
86
F
DeP
72
Marq
76
F
NrthIA
80
Evans
68
F
UNCA
71
Winth
104
F
CenMI
85
W MI
78
F
Charl
79
Tows
70
F
WCU
64
Chat
61
F
Amer
70
Lafy
82
F
Colg
73
HolyC
64
F
Troy
84
GASt
78
F
Toled
57
E MI
61
F
Drex
72
Del
80
F
Boston
77
Buck
57
F
OkSt
69
Okla
82
F
ULMo
54
TexAr
68
F
Charl
68
SoMis
74
F(OT)
N TX
75
Rice
84
F
App
86
ArkLR
93
F
IL-C
64
Clev
62
F
TN-M
77
MorSt
85
F
Mizzu
54
SCar
76
F
MtStM
75
FaDi
85
F
Morg
89
How
83
F
SCSt
56
NCC
73
F
MidTN
83
TexSA
80
F
UCF
48
SoFL
64
F
CBU
72
Seatt
65
F
OrSt
67
Cal
69
F
Ida
72
NoAZ
77
F
UNLV
77
ColSt
95
F
IndSt
78
MOSt
68
F
LIU
59
(N/A)
70
F
Presb
81
Hamp
87
F(OT)
Hof
83
W&M
60
F
SacHr
83
StFNY
76
F
GMas
65
StBon
74
F
ChaSo
74
Radf
77
F(OT)
UNCW
66
JMU
83
F
SthAL
79
GaSo
69
F
Marsh
73
FlAtl
91
F
NE
69
Elon
74
F
SEMO
57
E KY
70
F
UNCG
65
ETSU
82
F
CenAR
79
NWSt
71
F
BethC
67
FlaAM
73
F
Norf
68
NCAT
74
F
Lamar
96
McNee
91
F
Longw
84
GWebb
81
F(OT)
Citad
71
Mercer
76
F
MiaO
55
NIU
70
F
Campbl
74
USC-Up
91
F
JackSt
85
MsVl
65
F
NOrl
84
SeLA
73
F
Stetsn
55
Lipsco
53
F
KennSt
45
NFla
86
F
CoCar
83
ArkSt
77
F
Wyo
71
SJSU
66
F
NM
77
Fres
82
F
OlDom
73
LaTec
76
F
Belm
78
JacSt
64
F
Navy
73
LoyMD
79
F
E IL
64
APSU
68
F
ULLa
66
TxSt
71
F
UNH
75
UMassL
77
F
ECU
64
Temp
76
F
N AL
83
Jacksn
85
F
Pepp
68
LoyMa
67
F(OT)
SIU
79
Drake
72
F
Ark
82
Alab
78
F
IUPUI
76
YSU
91
F
GrgWas
54
Rich
76
F
Harv
69
Princ
70
F
Dart
46
Penn
54
F
BC
71
UNC
70
F
Colum
66
Brown
72
F
Alc
82
South
93
F
SFA
81
SamH
76
F
StLou
78
StJos
73
F
Samf
56
Woff
80
F
UCSB
87
LongB
62
F
Vermt
86
Albany
75
F
NDSt
71
IPFW
60
F
Corn
71
Yale
86
F
UMBC
63
Stony
74
F
FlGlf
46
Lib
61
F
Army
80
Leh
79
F
PVAM
49
AlSt
52
F
TXSo
82
AlaAM
73
F
Tul
67
SMU
82
F
CAPoly
51
UCDav
66
F
Ariz
66
WaSt
49
F
SCla
85
Portl
61
F
SDSt
71
W IL
61
F
IlSt
70
Valpa
80
F
CSBak
59
UTRGV
70
F
Denv
77
Oral
86
F
Brad
51
LoyIL
62
F
TXAMC
77
HBU
82
F
InWor
58
AbCh
72
F
Clem
44
Wake
56
F
UMass
50
David
85
F
SIU-E
55
Murr
74
F
Fla
61
Vand
55
F
Gram
49
ArkPB
47
F
TNSt
72
TNTec
67
F(OT)
UAB
69
UTEP
55
F
IdaSt
75
S UT
80
F
Web
52
N CO
70
F
GrCan
52
NMSt
72
F
MTSt
64
Mont
78
F
Purd
61
NW
58
F
USD
58
Pacif
66
F
StMar
79
BYU
81
F
Nev
64
Bois
73
F
E WA
59
Sac
54
F
AzSt
87
Wash
83
F
CS-Ful
61
UCIrv
91
F
CSNor
75
HI
80
F

Dayton 70, Fordham 56

Feb 1, 2020, 4:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Fordham (7-14)

17

39

56

(7) Dayton (20-2)

36

34

70

No. 7 Dayton beats Fordham 70-56 for 16th straight over Rams
Sat Feb 1, 2020 7:21 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Trey Landers sees himself as more of a role player - lock down on defense, provide senior leadership - than a shooting star. With No. 7 Dayton's top outside shooters uncharacteristically struggling, he moved into a much bigger role.

Landers matched his season high with 18 points, Obi Toppin also had 18 and Dayton beat Fordham 70-56 Saturday for its 16th straight win over the Rams.

With Landers leading the way, the Flyers (20-2, 9-0 Atlantic 10) had little problem extending their streak against the Rams (7-14, 1-8). Dayton hasn't lost to Fordham since Jan. 4, 2005.

Landers had a career-high 26 points against Fordham two seasons ago and helped the Flyers gain control quickly by scoring 13 in the first half. Landers also finished with a team-high eight rebounds.

"He's really thriving in doing the things he's doing, both offensively and defensively," coach Anthony Grant said. "His leading, his voice, the energy he brings on a daily basis - he's really matured over the course of his career."

The shooting guard has grown into one of the Flyers' most valuable players - teammates refer to him as "the glue" - despite rarely leading the team in scoring.

"Coach told me before the start of the season to know what my role is," Landers said. "When you have good role players, it makes your team better. I just tried to embrace my role more."

Jalen Cobb had 22 points for Fordham, which scored the game's first basket and was futile trying to catch up thereafter.

The Flyers opened with an 18-4 run sparked by Toppin's dunk and a 3-pointer. Dayton led by 21 during the first half, holding the Rams to 30.8% from the field.

The Flyers got ahead comfortably even though top outside shooter Jalen Crutcher missed all of his six shots in the half. Crutcher, who had at least 20 points in four of the last five games, finished with three points on 1-of-8 shooting.

The Rams hit three consecutive 3s, cutting a 22-point deficit to 47-34, but Toppin hit a bank shot and a free throw to blunt Fordham's comeback.

That was the one disappointment for Dayton, which was never challenged but wasted chances to build the lead even bigger.

"When we have a lead of 15 or 20 points, we need to turn it into 30 or 35 points," Landers said. "That's our biggest thing going forward. Coach has been preaching that."

Fordham's defense is its strength, leading the Atlantic 10. The Rams allow an average of 60.7 points, which ranks 14th nationally. Dayton leads the league in scoring at 82.7 points per game and became the fourth team to score 70 points against the Rams this season.

BIG PICTURE

Fordham: The Rams hadn't played a ranked team since an 86-79 loss to No. 10 West Virginia two years ago. They've lost four straight against ranked teams since a 60-54 win over No. 21 Harvard in 2011.

Dayton: The Flyers have been ranked nationally for nine straight weeks, their best stretch since the end of the 1955-56 season, when they finished No. 3. They haven't been ranked higher than No. 7 since December 1967, when they were sixth.

RESTORING THE PEACE

The officials separated Dayton's Rodney Chatman and Fordham's Joel Soriano as they exchanged words with 5:56 left in the first half.

HERE YA GO

They Flyers had an assist on 21 of their 23 field goals. They came into the game third nationally in assists at 18.7 per game.

SERIES STUFF

Dayton leads the series 32-5 and has won 22 of the past 23 and 26 of the last 28.

RAUT OUT AGAIN

Fordham junior guard Ivan Raut missed the third straight game with an elbow injury. Sophomore forward Onyi Eyisi, who is second on the team in rebounding, also missed the game because of injury.

UP NEXT

Fordham hosts Richmond next Saturday. They're alternating home and road games for nine straight games.

Dayton hosts Saint Louis next Saturday, the second of three straight home games. The Flyers won at Saint Louis 78-76 in overtime on Jan. 17.

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Leaders

Fordham PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Rose 0 0 4 0 2 2
P. Burquest 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Greer 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Cohill 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Ford Dayt
Points For 56 70
Field Goals 22/52-42% 23/51-45%
Three Pointers 10/23-43% 9/27-33%
Free Throws 2/2-100% 15/21-71%
Offensive Rebounds 4 9
Defensive Rebounds 22 26
Rebounds 29 37
Blocks 4 1
Steals 6 6
Turnovers 10 8
Personal Fouls 20 10
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 Feb 1 Ford 56 @ Dayt 70 J. Soriano 4 J. Crutcher 3

Game Information

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