Dayton Flyers Men’s Basketball Crushes UNC Asheville, 79-56

DaRon Holmes II Leads With 27 Points & 12 Rebounds


DAYTON – The University of Dayton men’s basketball team had a big bounce-back win Saturday to take a 79-56 victory over UNC Asheville.

DaRon Holmes II led UD with 27 points and 12 rebounds. It was his fifth consecutive double-double.  He was one of five Flyers in double figures.

Dayton is now 6-5 on the year,while UNC Asheville falls to 6-4.

First Half – Dayton 34, UNC Asheville 19

  • Four minutes into the game, the Flyers led the Bulldogs 8-2.
  • With 11:54 left in the half, R.J Blakney led the Flyers with five points while DaRon Holmes II had already snagged six rebounds.
  • With 11:38 left for the half, Brady Uhl hit his first career field goal as a Flyer.
  • Blakney robbed the Bulldogs and connected a pass to Holmes for an exclamation point dunk to give the Flyers a 24-14 lead.
  • 1:41 left in the 1st half, Holmes had already made it his fifth double-double in a row with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the game so far.
  • Holmes led the Flyers with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Dayton out-rebounded UNC Asheville 28 to 11, as well as dominated the paint with 24 points in the paint total.

Second Half – Dayton 79, UNC Asheville 56

  • Dayton opened the half with an 8-0 run and back to back blocked shots by Holmes.
  • Five minutes into the half, the Flyers led by 19, 49-30. Holmes led the team with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
  • With 11:40 left in the game, the Flyers led 57-33.
  • At the eight-minute media timeout, the Flyers had made their last four field goal attempts, and held a 66-39 advantage.


  • DaRon Holmes had his fifth double-double in a row, with 27 points and 12 rebounds, tying his career high on the boards.
  • Five Flyers scored double digits — Holmes, Toumani Camara (13 points), R.J. Blakney and Koby Brea (11 each) and Mustapha Amzil (10).
  • Camara had a double-double of his own with the 13 points (on six-of-seven FG) and 11 rebounds.
  • Blakney made four of five shots from the floor, and all three of his free throws.  He also had three steals, three assists and zero turnovers.
  • Brea scored all of his points in the second half.  
  • Mike Sharavjamts scored his only basket to give UD the lead for good at 4-2, but had eight assists and was a team-best +28 in +/-.
  • UD outscored UNC Asheville 52-28 in the paint.
  • UD out rebounded Asheville 46-24. 
  • The Bulldogs scored a season-low 56 points.  They came into the game sixth in the nation in effective FG%  (.585), but were held to .385, including .227 (5-22) from three-point range. 


  • After a week between games for semester exams, Dayton travels to Chicago to play against Wyoming on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the United Center in the Legends of Basketball Showcase.  
  • Game time is 8 p.m. ET.
  • UD’s next home game is Tuesday, Dec. 20 against Alcorn State.
  • The Alcorn State game is the last non-conference game of the year for the Flyers.



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