NCAAB Game Recap - George Washington at Dayton
Sat Mar 7, 2020 7:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

George Washington (12-19)

25

26

51

(3) Dayton (29-2)

26

50

76

No. 3 Dayton buries GW in season finale, looks to postseason
Sun Mar 8, 2020 1:06 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Dayton put the lid on a historic regular season by cutting down the nets as runaway Atlantic 10 Conference champions.

The No. 3 Flyers now look to the postseason to add another chapter to what has been one of college basketball's best stories.

Obi Toppin had 27 points -- including seven dunks -- to lead Dayton's 76-51 rout of George Washington on Saturday, its school-record 29th win. The Flyers (29-2) won their 20th straight, including all 18 A-10 games, ending the season undefeated at home and in true road conteast. Their only two losses were at neutral sites.

"We're not done yet," senior guard Trey Landers said.

Jalen Crutcher added 21 points on 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Dayton, which will begin play as the likely No. 1 in the A-10 tournament that starts Wednesday in Brooklyn, New York. Landers had 10 rebounds.

Jamison Battle led George Washington (12-19, 6-12) with 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Colonials were in the game at halftime, thanks mostly to 6-of-16 3-point shooting. Despite missing its last seven shots of the half, Dayton led 26-25 at the break.

Dayton wore the Colonials down in the second half with a 23-4 run.

A 3-pointer and layup from Crutcher put Dayton up 46-37 with 10:38 remaining, and George Washington couldn't shoot well enough late to overcome it. After a missed 3 by the Colonials' Maceo Jack, Crutcher hit another 3 while a pair of Toppin dunks pushed the Flyers' lead to 53-37 with 8:39 left. They cruised from there.

"That's really been the beauty of this team all year," Dayton coach Anthony Grant said. "They've been able to handle adversity in different ways that have come at them and find a way to persevere. And they did it in a big-time fashion today. It was unbelievable."

BIG PICTURE

George Washington: A disappointing season ends at the hands of one of the country's hottest teams. Like most A-10 teams, the Colonials couldn't stay with Dayton as the second half wore on.

"Obviously, they've earned their ranking in the nation for as good a team as they are," George Washington coach Jamion Christian said. "We respected that, and they showed that today."

Dayton: The Flyers dispatched every conference opponent, though not always with ease. They must work to avoid a letdown in the conference tournament. The Flyers seek to be rewarded for their fine season with a high seed in the NCAA Tournament.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Toppin has been dunking the ball with a flourish this season. A between-the-legs slam in the Flyers' second-half explosion was one of his best yet.

TASK AT HAND

Grant said he thinks his players will come out strong in the conference tournament instead of looking ahead to the NCAA Tournament, which might be easy to do.

"These guys, they enjoy playing, they enjoy winning," he said. "So I think the thing we have to do is understand we're guaranteed one game in Brooklyn. That's it. There's nothing left after that. We have to go earn everything else we get. So our focus is going to be, make sure we're prepared as we can be for that one game that we get in Brooklyn so we can play a second game."

SENIORS RULE

Dayton honored seniors Landers and Ryan Mikesell before and after the game. Landers played four seasons and Mikesell five, including a medical redshirt in 2017-18 after double hip surgery. Landers averaged 10.8 points per game and Mikesell 8.6. Both got to lift the A-10 trophy and cut the nets.

"It's just fun that you can enjoy that moment with your fan base," Grant said. "You don't get a chance to do that all the time."

UP NEXT

The Atlantic 10 tournament starts Wednesday in Brooklyn.

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Leaders

George Washington PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Offurum 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Stallings 0 0 0 3 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

GrgWas Dayt
Points For 51 76
Field Goals 19/48-40% 28/51-55%
Three Pointers 8/23-35% 11/20-55%
Free Throws 5/8-62% 9/15-60%
Offensive Rebounds 3 3
Defensive Rebounds 25 27
Rebounds 28 30
Blocks 2 4
Steals 3 6
Turnovers 14 7
Personal Fouls 20 11
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 Mar 7 GrgWas 51 @ Dayt 76 J. Langarica 2 D. Cohill 2

Game Information

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