NCAAB Game Recap - Dayton at Rhode Island
Wed Mar 4, 2020 9:00 PM EST

StFNY
58
RobM
59
F
TCU
66
Kansas
75
F
Bry
61
StFPA
87
F
MtStM
59
SacHr
61
F
Dayt
84
URI
57
F
FaDi
72
LongI
73
F
MorSt
67
TNSt
74
F(OT)
Wyo
80
ColSt
74
F
JacSt
61
E IL
67
F
SJSU
66
NM
79
F
FlaSt
73
ND
71
F
AF
77
Fres
70
F
Vill
79
Seton
77
F
GTown
76
Crei
91
F
TexAM
78
Aub
75
F
UVA
46
Mia-FL
44
F
NW
48
Wisc
63
F
Xav
74
Prov
80
F
TexSA
59
OlDom
84
F
N TX
43
Charl
56
F
FlAtl
82
Marsh
94
F
Tuls
61
Temp
51
F
SMU
58
UCF
61
F
Ford
63
GrgWas
52
F
StJon
55
Butl
77
F
LSU
90
Ark
99
F
Clem
58
VaTec
70
F
StJos
73
StBon
89
F
Niag
55
Sien
77
F
Manh
59
Rider
71
F
Fairf
45
Monm
69
F
Canis
85
Maris
69
F
UMass
75
LaSal
64
F
Quin
69
Iona
68
F
Minn
67
Ind
72
F
Fla
68
UGA
54
F
StLou
69
GMas
57
F
UTEP
60
MidTN
56
F
FlInt
73
LaTec
76
F
NOrl
73
NWSt
95
F
Rice
72
SoMis
57
F
HBU
88
InWor
76
F
SamH
60
TXAMC
71
F
CenAR
65
SeLA
69
F
McNee
56
Nich
80
F
KansSt
63
OkSt
69
F
Pitt
57
GaTec
73
F
Mizzu
67
Miss
75
F
CSNor
72
UCIrv
70
F

Mar 4, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(3) Dayton (28-2)

46

38

84

Rhode Island (20-9)

30

27

57

Toppin scores 20, leads No. 3 Dayton to 84-57 win over Rhody
Thu Mar 5, 2020 12:41 AM

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Obi Toppin's whole family was there to celebrate his birthday with him: mom and dad, grandfather and grandmother, a pair of aunts and some godparents - all wearing shirts that were a mashup of the Dayton and Rhode Island logos.

And then there was his little brother, Jacob, playing for the other team.

In what could be their last chance to face each other before he becomes an NBA lottery pick, Obi Toppin scored 20 points on Wednesday night to lead third-ranked Dayton to its 19th straight win, 84-57 over Rhode Island.

"It's amazing to be on the same court with my brother," said the elder sibling, who turned 22 on Wednesday and had a birthday cake waiting for him on the team bus. "Not many people get that opportunity. I enjoyed every second of it."

Trey Landers had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help the Flyers (28-2, 17-0 Atlantic 10) match their 1951-52 team for the school record in wins. With a victory over George Washington on Saturday, Dayton would finish unbeaten in its conference for the first time in program history.

"Last road game of the season, a chance to go undefeated on the road in conference play, we were excited about that challenge," coach Anthony Grant said. "We've got one more game. We've got a chance to go undefeated in the league, which has never been done in the A-10."

Jeff Dowtin scored 16 points for Rhode Island (20-9, 12-5), which has lost four of six after running off a 10-game winning streak.

Toppin had four dunks, including a windmill slam that made it a 19-point lead with 10 minutes remaining. When the teams met at Dayton on Feb. 11, Toppin had a similar dunk over his brother, a Rhode Island freshman.

But the younger sibling got a small bit of payback, blocking one of his brother's dunk attempts (though drawing a foul in the process).

"I love playing against him," said Jacob Toppin, who finished with five points and seven rebounds. "We're both competitive. I told him, `You aren't going to dunk on me again."'

The reigning A-10 rookie of the year, Obi Toppin is averaging 19.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while making 63% of his shots from the field. His four dunks on Wednedsay gave him a school-record 100 for the season.

"I think he's the best player in the country," Grant said. "There's a lot of really good players in the country. But what he's been able to do, I don't know anybody in the country who's more deserving."

BIG PICTURE

Dayton: The Flyers avoided the upsets that have hit many of the top-five teams this season and remain on track for a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

URI: Fell to 0-2 vs. ranked teams this year. The Rams are hoping for a long run in the A-10 Tournament and perhaps another matchup of the Toppin brothers in the conference final.

"Maybe we'll play each other again," Jacob Toppin said.

UP NEXT

Dayton: Finishes the regular season at home against George Washington on Saturday.

URI: Plays at Massachusetts on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

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Leaders

Dayton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Greer 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Toppin 20 0 2 2 0 1
Rhode Island PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Walker 0 0 0 0 0 1
J. Green 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Dayt URI
Points For 84 57
Field Goals 29/62-47% 17/59-29%
Three Pointers 8/20-40% 6/22-27%
Free Throws 18/21-86% 17/35-49%
Offensive Rebounds 11 14
Defensive Rebounds 38 24
Rebounds 51 40
Blocks 5 4
Steals 2 4
Turnovers 7 7
Personal Fouls 25 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Feb 11 URI 67 @ Dayt 81 J. Harris 2 J. Tshimanga 4
Wed Mar 4 Dayt 84 @ URI 57 D. Cohill 2 M. Long 1

Game Information

Stadium: Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island
Attendance: 7,895
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