NCAAB Game Recap - Saint Louis at Dayton
Sat Feb 8, 2020 2:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
TexPA
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Merrim
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LongI
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBap
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

Feb 8, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Saint Louis (17-7)

31

34

65

(6) Dayton (21-2)

39

32

71

Crutcher leads No. 6 Dayton over Saint Louis 71-65
Sat Feb 8, 2020 5:32 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Jalen Crutcher's 3-point shot was off for a second straight game. With driving layups, floaters and free throws, he steadied sixth-ranked Dayton through another close call against Saint Louis.

Obi Toppin scored 17 points and Crutcher led a second-half rally that swept the Flyers to a 71-65 victory over the Billikens on Saturday, keeping Dayton unbeaten atop the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Dayton (21-2, 10-0) has won 12 straight, vaulting to its highest ranking in 53 years. The Billikens (17-7, 6-5) have given the Flyers their two toughest tests in league play.

"It was a close one the last game, so we knew they were going to come in here with a head of steam," Toppin said. "Every game we're going to get the best of the other team because of the attention we're getting. It's not going to be easy at all."

Crutcher's last-second 3-pointer in overtime rallied the Flyers to a 78-76 victory on Jan. 17 on the Billikens' court. On Saturday, he scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half as Dayton broke open a tight game.

"Toward the end of the game, coach (Anthony) Grant told me to take over the game and lead these guys," said Crutcher, who was only 4 of 13 from the field and missed four of five shots from beyond the arc.

Jordan Goodwin led Saint Louis with 22 points. Hasahn French had 15 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 5:12 to go, a major setback for the Billikens.

The officials called 39 fouls in a physical game. Dayton went 20 of 27 from the line, while Saint Louis was 10 of 16. Dayton's Jordy Tshimanga also fouled out.

"Our back was always against the wall because of fouls," Saint Louis coach Travis Ford said. "It's hard to get into any rhythm whatsoever, and they were calling a lot of fouls both ways."

Toppin put his high-flying imprint on the game immediately. He hit a 3 for Dayton's first points and within the first 4 minutes had two steals, an assists, a block and an emphatic left-handed dunk.

Toppin had another dunk off a loose ball during a 14-4 run that put Dayton ahead 28-18, the biggest lead of the game. The Billikens missed five shots and were limited to four free throws during the 6-minute spurt.

The Billikens' brawnier front line asserted itself at the start of the second half. French had a three-point play, a layup and a dunk during a 9-2 run that gave Saint Louis its first lead, 47-46.

Crutcher scored off a drive, hit a 3 and made a pair of free throws as Dayton rebuilt a five-point lead, and the Flyers never trailed again. Crutcher's lay-in put Dayton ahead 65-58 with 1:45 left.

BIG PICTURE

Saint Louis: The Billikens are 0-4 against ranked teams this season and have dropped 14 straight against Top 25 teams overall, their last such win 62-56 over No. 25 VCU in 2013 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament title game. They've never beaten a top 10 team on the road. Their last road win over a ranked team was 64-62 over No. 11 Louisville on Feb. 6, 1997.

Dayton: The Flyers are in the top six for only the fourth season in school history. They reached a school-best No. 2 during the 1955-56 season. They also were in the top six in 1954-55 and 1967-68.

SERIES STUFF

Dayton leads the all-time series 36-28.

ON THE BOARDS

Saint Louis is the A-10's leader in rebounds, ranking 17th nationally with 40.3 per game. The Billikens outrebounded the Flyers 45-33 in their overtime game last month and had a 33-27 advantage Saturday, keeping it close.

BETTER SHOWING

The Billikens were coming off their most lopsided loss in conference play, 82-68 at home against Duquesne on Wednesday. Ford was pleased with the way his team played, notwithstanding the fouls.

"For us to be even in the position we were, it was a positive sign," Ford said.

UP NEXT

Saint Louis hosts La Salle next Saturday. The Billikens won at La Salle 77-76 in overtime on Jan. 29.

Dayton completes a stretch of three straight home games by hosting second-place Rhode Island on Tuesday. It'll be a family affair, with Toppin facing brother Jacob, a freshman forward for the Rams.

"I can't wait for the opportunity to be on the court with my brother," Toppin said.

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Leaders

Saint Louis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Weaver 0 0 1 1 0 0
T. Hargrove Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Matos 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Crutcher 17 0 4 1 0 0

Team Comparison

StLou Dayt
Points For 65 71
Field Goals 25/51-49% 23/47-49%
Three Pointers 5/11-45% 5/17-29%
Free Throws 10/16-62% 20/27-74%
Offensive Rebounds 9 4
Defensive Rebounds 24 23
Rebounds 34 27
Blocks 2 4
Steals 3 8
Turnovers 13 6
Personal Fouls 23 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Dayt Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Jan 17 Dayt 78 @ StLou 76 R. Mikesell 2 T. Hargrove Jr. 5
Sat Feb 8 StLou 65 @ Dayt 71 J. Bell Jr. 4 J. Tshimanga 5

Game Information

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