NCAAB Game Recap - Duquesne at Dayton
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Kansas
64
Baylor
61
F
Gonz
78
BYU
91
F
UNLV
66
SDSU
63
F
Duques
70
Dayt
80
F
VaTec
64
Duke
88
F
FlaSt
67
NCSU
61
F
Fla
59
KY
65
F
UNC
55
Lou
72
F
Vill
64
Xav
55
F
Tenn
66
Aub
73
F
Oreg
73
Ariz
72
F(OT)
WVU
60
TCU
67
F(OT)
UCLA
70
Colora
63
F
Marq
72
Prov
84
F
Hou
59
Mem
60
F
Tul
75
UCF
74
F
UVA
59
Pitt
56
F
Woff
66
Furm
67
F
MidTN
61
SoMis
53
F
Mizzu
68
Ark
78
F
Hamp
87
Winth
81
F
UNCG
71
VMI
68
F
E MI
55
Ball
64
F
CBap
95
ChiSt
53
F
Navy
75
Army
86
F(OT)
Tex
70
KansSt
59
F
NoKY
61
YSU
59
F
Toled
68
W MI
59
F
Elon
71
Tows
84
F
Mich
71
Purd
63
F
NE
77
Drex
68
F
SthAL
74
CoCar
71
F
ETSU
80
Samf
74
F
SMU
57
Tuls
79
F
Murr
59
SIU-E
58
F
NebOm
93
W IL
86
F
GaSo
81
TexAr
61
F
WriSt
81
Clev
74
F(OT)
MisSt
75
TexAM
87
F
LoyIL
62
MOSt
74
F
ULLa
77
ULMo
83
F
TNSt
63
MorSt
66
F
LaTec
73
N TX
71
F
SCSt
65
BethC
69
F(OT)
GaTec
72
Syr
79
F
Okla
66
OkSt
83
F
LaSal
72
GrgWas
62
F
Troy
59
App
68
F
GrCan
80
UtVal
92
F
SJSU
71
ColSt
78
F
Wyo
78
AF
72
F
Hartfo
75
Bingha
74
F
FlGlf
55
NJIT
39
F
W&M
78
JMU
74
F
UMass
57
Ford
49
F
Hof
78
Del
62
F
MiaO
65
Akr
75
F
IUPUI
72
IL-C
77
F
MD-ES
55
NCC
74
F
Norf
63
FlaAM
66
F
DelSt
86
Copp
98
F
StJos
55
GMas
62
F
CenMI
81
NIU
82
F(OT)
NOrl
82
McNee
77
F
Drake
53
IlSt
57
F
Mercer
85
Chat
80
F
USC-Up
60
Radf
81
F
Presb
64
UNCA
75
F
Ohio
61
BGSU
62
F
Nich
65
CenAR
84
F
How
67
NCAT
71
F
APSU
80
E IL
83
F(OT)
Lipsco
74
NFla
82
F
ArkLR
81
ArkSt
78
F
Sac
67
Ida
56
F
GASt
76
TxSt
86
F
AbCh
75
SeLA
69
F
TN-M
58
JacSt
72
F
Campbl
61
GWebb
73
F
Stetsn
49
Lib
77
F
NoAZ
70
E WA
80
F
SFA
80
InWor
56
F
URI
75
David
77
F(OT)
SEMO
62
TNTec
71
F
TXAMC
62
Lamar
79
F
TXSo
94
MsVl
92
F
KennSt
55
Jacksn
69
F
TxTch
87
IaSt
57
F
Cal
52
Wash
87
F
Pepp
61
USF
63
F(OT)
UGA
80
Vand
78
F
LSU
86
SCar
80
F
Brown
45
Corn
63
F
Clem
82
BC
64
F
JackSt
61
Gram
63
F
HBU
73
SamH
77
F
Rich
71
StBon
75
F
South
56
AlSt
44
F
Charl
72
W Ky
70
F
Rice
62
UTEP
68
F
OlDom
66
Marsh
74
F
UAB
58
FlAtl
65
F
HI
60
LongB
64
F
HiPt
54
Longw
57
F
UNH
68
Albany
56
F
UMBC
66
Vermt
64
F
Maine
46
Stony
54
F
Charl
55
UNCW
68
F
Penn
65
Harv
69
F
Belm
83
E KY
70
F
Princ
65
Dart
62
F
Yale
83
Colum
65
F
Alc
61
AlaAM
71
F
Citad
84
WCU
96
F
USD
63
StMar
92
F
OrSt
73
AzSt
74
F
NDSt
68
N DA
71
F
Brad
78
Valpa
90
F
Alab
103
Miss
78
F
PVAM
69
ArkPB
61
F
GTown
68
DeP
74
F
S UT
71
Web
82
F
TexPA
62
NMSt
78
F
Mont
59
MTSt
54
F
N CO
85
IdaSt
72
F
UCRiv
61
CAPoly
49
F
CSBak
54
Seatt
69
F
UCDav
56
UCSB
70
F
LoyMa
66
Portl
58
F
SCla
74
Pacif
87
F
UCIrv
87
CSNor
64
F
Fres
76
Nev
78
F

Dayton 80, Duquesne 70

Feb 22, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Duquesne (18-8)

38

32

70

(5) Dayton (25-2)

36

44

80

Toppin scores 28 as No. 5 Dayton cruises past Duquesne 80-70
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:32 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Dayton coach Anthony Grant was unhappy with his team at halftime of Saturday's game against Duquesne, and he let them know it.

Duquesne held a 38-36 lead at the intermission, and Grant had to make his team understand that if No. 5 Flyers didn't pick up the energy, they stood a good chance of losing their first game since Dec. 21.

Led by their best player, Obi Toppin, and Jalen Crutcher - who scored all of his 17 points in the second half - Dayton shook off the dust and cruised to an 80-70 victory over the Dukes, the 16th win in a row for the Flyers.

"We came out pretty slow, and coach got on our you-know-whats at halftime," said Toppin, who finished with 28 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career. "It's not often coach goes off like he did.

"(Duquesne) just came out with a lot more energy," Toppin said. "I just felt like we were a little sluggish coming out, we couldn't find our rhythm in the game. As soon as coach did what he did at halftime, we got locked in and did what we had to do to win."

Trey Landers added 12 points and Crutcher had five assists for the Flyers (25-2, 14-0 Atlantic 10), who have yet to lose in regulation this season.

Toppin, a redshirt sophomore and potential first-round NBA draft choice, was 11 for 16 from the field, including 3 for 5 from beyond the 3-point arc. He pushed his career total over 1,000 points - accomplished in just two seasons on the court for the Flyers - with an emphatic dunk in the second half.

"He dominated the game," Grant said.

The Flyers again grappled with a conference opponent until pulling away late. Sincere Carry had 21 points and six assists for Duquesne (18-8, 8-6).

"Defensively, we were really, really good in the second half, and I think that ignited everything," Grant said.

FIRST-HALF BATTLE

The game was tied a dozen times in the first half. Toppin had 16 points in the first and narrowed Duquesne's lead to two with a dunk at the buzzer.

Dayton pulled away in the second half, going up by 17 on a pair of foul shots from Crutcher and Trey Landers' 3-pointer. The Dukes got as close as eight late in the game before they had to start fouling.

"If you allow them to be fluid and throw the ball from side to side, you're going to get your brains beat in," Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot said. "That's where we have to be able to do it consistently, and I think we had trouble guarding the ball in the second half. They're one of the most fluid offensive teams in the country if you allow them to be fluid. You got to chop it up, and I thought we did a good job of that in the first half."

BIG PICTURE

Duquesne: The Dukes put up a good fight early but got buried when the Flyers started hitting critical shots.

"In order to be championship quality you got to be more consistent than that, simple as that," Dambrot said. "We went through stretches where we couldn't score."

Dayton: The Flyers keep soaring toward one of the best seasons in school history. Toppin is among the best players in the country. Barring a complete collapse, the Flyers should be force in the NCAA Tournament, which they haven't played in since 2017.

HOW CAN HE FORGET?

Toppin came into the game knowing he needed 21 points to reach 1,000 for his career. His mom, Roni, wouldn't let him forget. She's been keeping him up to date on his progress for weeks. As he talked to reporters after the game, his phone was still buzzing with text messages from her.

"My mom calls me every 32 seconds," he said. "She was counting down."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With No. 3 Kansas' win over No. 1 Baylor, there likely will be some movement at the top of the poll but it may not ripple down to Dayton.

UP NEXT

Duquesne: At St. Bonaventure on Wednesday.

Dayton: At George Mason on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Duquesne PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Austin 0 0 0 3 0 0
Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Matos 0 0 0 1 0 1
O. Toppin 28 0 3 7 1 1

Team Comparison

Duques Dayt
Points For 70 80
Field Goals 28/58-48% 27/53-51%
Three Pointers 6/18-33% 6/20-30%
Free Throws 8/11-73% 20/25-80%
Offensive Rebounds 6 8
Defensive Rebounds 20 25
Rebounds 27 35
Blocks 3 3
Steals 5 2
Turnovers 8 8
Personal Fouls 17 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 29 Dayt 73 @ Duques 69 D. Cohill 2 M. Austin 2
Sat Feb 22 Duques 70 @ Dayt 80 L. Norman Jr. 2 I. Watson 2

Game Information

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