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Swimming & Diving and Fencing: Champions!



§  Congratulations to the Big Ten Conference champion women’s swimming and diving team, which won the sixth team title in school history and first in 34 years (1986). Three Buckeyes won individual Big Ten titles – Kathrin Demler (500 free), Mackenzie Crawford (1-meter springboard), Molly Kowal (1,650 free) – and the 200 free relay team of Taylor PetrakFreya RaynerAmy Fulmer and Lucija Jurkovic-Periscija was also victorious. It was a total team effort. “A lot of belief, a lot of faith and a heck of a lot of hard work,” said head coach Bill Dorenkott.


§  And how about this: Dorenkott is now a four-time Big Ten Conference champion as a head coach which moves him into sole possession of fifth place in Big Ten women’s swimming history. And this needs to be researched: has there been a swimming head coach – men’s or women’s – win a Big Ten title with two schools? Dorenkott won three at Penn State. Hmmm…


§  It was a great weekend for coach Don Anthony, his staff and fencers as both the women’s and men’s teams won Midwest Fencing Conference championships at French Field House. Buckeye fencers swept the individual event titles on Saturday with Alexanne Verret (epee), Camilla Rivano (foil), Julieta Toledo (sabre), Henry Lange (epee), Diego Cervantes (foil) and Roscoe Swartz (sabre) all winning championships. The men have now won back-to-back MFC titles.


§  Men’s basketball improved its record to 4-0 against Top 10 teams (victories over Villanova, North Carolina, Kentucky and now Maryland) with a 79-72 win over Maryland Sunday. Five Buckeyes were in double figures led by Luther Muhammad’s 22. Ohio State is 18-10 overall and 8-8 in the Big Ten.


§  Three goals in the final five minutes powered men’s hockey to a 4-2 comeback victory at Michigan State on Saturday. The win gave Ohio State a sweep of the weekend series and moved it into a second-place tie in the Big Ten standings with 37 points, trailing only Penn State (41 pts.), which has completed its league schedule. No. 12 Ohio State hosts Wisconsin this weekend very much in the running for a championship.

§  It was senior weekend for the women’s hockey team and 3-0 and 6-3 wins over St. Cloud State gives the Buckeyes a third consecutive 20-win season, extending the school record of 20-or-more victory seasons. Honored this weekend were seniors Elise RiemenschneiderRebecca FreiburgerOlivia Soares and Jincy Dunne. The No. 5 Buckeyes are 20-8-6 and will host a WCHA first-round playoff series this weekend.


§  Emma Maltais, who set the OSU single season scoring record this weekend and now has 55 points on the year, has been named a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 finalist. The award honors the top player in women’s hockey. The three overall finalists will be announced this Thursday.


§  Dorka Juhasz had consecutive points-rebounds double-doubles this past week to help the Buckeyes to a 1-1 mark. Included was a 16-point, 16-rebound effort vs. Nebraska. Ohio State has won six of its last seven games and is positioned nicely in the Big Ten Conference with a17-10 overall record and a 10-6 league mark heading into the final week of the regular season.


§  Way to go, Joe! The Collegiate Sports Video Association has named Joe Stanek, our director of football technology, its Big Ten Video Coordinator of the Year. Stanek is now up for the national coordinator of the year honors, which will be announced in May.


§  Nine different players scored goals and goalie Jill Rizzo set a school record with her 600th career save as the women’s lacrosse team moved to 4-1 on the season under first-year coach Amy Bokker with a 15-10 win over Cincinnati.


§  A season’s best score of 196.475 helped the women gymnasts go 2-2 against Big Ten competition at the Big Five meet this weekend in Toledo. The team scored above 49.000 on each apparatus with Ella Hodges taking first on balance beam and Claire Gagliardi taking first on floor.


§  The No. 6 women’s tennis team defeated both Kentucky, 5-1, and No. 24 Arizona State, 5-0, at home this weekend to improve to 6-3 on the year.


§  Women’s golf is in ninth place out of 15 teams heading into today’s final round at the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Ariz.


§  Tamani Wilson (200 meters), Adelaide Aquilla (shot put) and Ryan Harrington (400 meters) were victorious for the women’s and men’s track and field teams this weekend at the Alex Wilson Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame.

§  The No. 17 men’s lacrosse team erased a 4-1 deficit with eight consecutive goals and then never looked back on its way to a 15-11 win at No. 20 Bucknell this weekend. The starting attack unit of Jack Myers (four goals), Tre Leclaire (four) and Jackson Reid (three) combined to score 11 of the 15 goals.


§  Men’s tennis is ranked No. 2 in the nation and is 13-1 with four players ranked among the top 70 singles players in the country: No. 7 John McNally (18-4 record); No. 12 Cannon Kingsley (17-2); No. 33 Kyle Seelig (17-6); and No. 70 Jim Trotter (16-2).


§  You knew this honor was coming: Madison Green was named Big Ten women’s basketball freshman of the week last week after averaging 23.5 points, 5.0 assists and shooting 68.4 percent from the field in two Buckeye wins.


§  Freshman softball standout Avery Clark is two-for-two in terms of Big Ten freshman of the week honors. She was named again last week after batting .500 and slugging 1.250 with three home runs, three runs scored and six hits.


§  Gabby Rosenthal (three points) and Andrea Braendli (74 saves) were named the WCHA’s forward and goaltender of the week, respectively, after the Buckeyes’ big weekend win and tie at No. 2 Wisconsin.


Schedule of Events this Week:





Ryder Cup Points through the WGC-Mexico Championship, February 24, 2020


September 22 – September 27, 2020


Whistling Straits (Straits Course), Kohler, Wis.

The Ryder Cup is one of the most spirited, exciting and compelling events in sports. It spans nearly 90 years, involves the greatest players in the world and produces some of the greatest moments in the game. The competition officially began in 1927 when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder presented a gold cup that bears his name. The U.S. team defeated Great Britain, 9 ½ to 2 ½, in the inaugural matches in Worcester, Massachusetts.Since then, the Ryder Cup has expanded to involve the finest players of Europe. Except for a span (1939-45) during World War II and following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks upon America, the Ryder Cup has been held biennially with the U.S. and Europe alternating as host.The 2020 Ryder Cup will be held at the historic Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin—the site of the 2007 U.S. Senior Open and the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships.

1 1 BROOKS KOEPKA 5679.37
2 2 DUSTIN JOHNSON 3851.33
3 12 PATRICK REED 3375.35
5 3 WEBB SIMPSON 3221.79
6 5 GARY WOODLAND 3179.79
7 8 JUSTIN THOMAS 2687.79
8 6 TIGER WOODS 2665.97
9 7 Tony FINAU 2545.66
10 9 Matt KUCHAR 2422.16
11 10 Patrick CANTLAY 1971.05
12 11 Kevin KISNER 1827.31
13 27 Bryson DECHAMBEAU 1792.76
14 14 Chez REAVIE 1330.54
15 13 Andrew LANDRY 1324.75
16 16 Jordan SPIETH 1266.08
17 15 Rickie FOWLER 1248.54
18 17 Bubba WATSON 1247.45
19 18 Brandt SNEDEKER 1140.53
20 19 Max HOMA 1033.75
21 20 Kevin STREELMAN 899.61
22 21 Jim FURYK 884.21
23 28 Billy HORSCHEL 880.05
24 22 Phil MICKELSON 879.46
25 33 Kevin NA 819.72
26 23 Tom HOGE 792.52
27 24 Brendan STEELE 741.84
28 25 Joel DAHMEN 736.32
29 26 Scott BROWN 703.7
30 31 Lanto GRIFFIN 696.73
31 29 Keegan BRADLEY 637.21
32 30 Nate LASHLEY 635.83
33 37 Scottie SCHEFFLER 608.03
34 32 Scott PIERCY 589.73
35 34 Daniel BERGER 580.05
36 35 J.B. HOLMES 575.74
37 36 Luke LIST 565.87
38 39 Collin MORIKAWA 512.17
39 42 Charles HOWELL III 477.3
40 38 Ryan PALMER 472.41
41 40 Maverick MCNEALY 444.07
42 41 Chesson HADLEY 442.55
43 43 Aaron WISE 415.09
44 44 Andrew PUTNAM 411.91
45 45 J.T. POSTON 409.02
46 46 Adam LONG 407.47
47 47 Talor GOOCH 396.91
48 48 Bud CAULEY 392.28
49 49 Sam BURNS 392.03
50 50 Patrick RODGERS 388.17
51 58 Jason KOKRAK 374.68
52 51 Matthew NESMITH 362.96
53 52 Charley HOFFMAN 354.88
54 53 Ryan MOORE 352.44
55 54 Cameron CHAMP 345.97
56 55 Harry HIGGS 345.61
57 56 Vaughn TAYLOR 337.69
58 57 Keith MITCHELL 336.05
59 60 Lucas GLOVER 335.6
60 59 Brian HARMAN 319.54
61 61 Peter MALNATI 297.4
62 62 Beau HOSSLER 274.18
63 63 Wyndham CLARK 263.87
64 64 Kyle STANLEY 256.13
65 65 Matthew WOLFF 246.34
66 66 Ted POTTER, JR. 244.31
67 76 Brendon TODD 240.84
68 67 Jimmy WALKER 239.51
69 68 Patton KIZZIRE 231.01
70 69 James HAHN 229.3
71 70 Harold VARNER III 224.9
72 71 Kevin TWAY 205.57
73 72 Grayson MURRAY 196.43
74 73 Zac BLAIR 195.05
75 81 Kurt KITAYAMA 193.85
76 74 Mark HUBBARD 193.21
77 75 Hudson SWAFFORD 185.68
78 77 Bo HOAG 179.85
79 78 Adam SCHENK 166.96
80 79 Joseph BRAMLETT 160.15
81 80 Jason DUFNER 154.96
82 82 Harris ENGLISH 154.7
83 83 Brian STUARD 142.67
84 84 Stewart CINK 136.93
85 85 Tyler DUNCAN 136.7
86 86 Russell HENLEY 127.87
87 87 Tyler MCCUMBER 126.93
88 88 Chase SEIFFERT 125.14
89 89 Zach JOHNSON 120.73
90 90 Ben MARTIN 118.28
91 91 Alex PRUGH 117.59
92 92 Doc REDMAN 116.16
93 93 Brandon HAGY 114.2
94 94 Cameron TRINGALE 113.64
95 95 Denny MCCARTHY 113.42
96 96 Martin TRAINER 111.98
97 97 Mark ANDERSON 110.28
98 98 J.J. SPAUN 110.1
99 99 Sam RYDER 104.25
100 100 Hank LEBIODA 98.82


How The Players Will Qualify For The United States Ryder Cup Team as explained by Dan McDonald:

Here are the official qualifying criteria for the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup team, as announced by Captain Steve Stricker at his introductory news conference.

CAPTAIN: Everything to know about Captain Steve StrickerPast U.S. Captains
TICKETS: Register for 2020 Ryder Cup tickets at Whistling Straits

All U.S. players will have the opportunity to earn points beginning in 2019 and concluding immediately after the second FedEx Cup Play-Off event (BMW Championship) on August 23, 2020:

  • 2019 Major Championships: 1 Point per $1,000 earned
    • The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open & The Open
  • 2019 WGC Events and The Players Championship: 1 Point per $2,000 earned
    • WGC-Mexico Championship; WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship; The Players Championship; WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; WGC-HSBC Champions
  • 2020 Regular PGA Tour events: 1 point per $1,000 earned
    • Beginning January 1, 2020, through the end of the second FedEx Cup Play-Offs (BMW Championship), August 23, 2020; includes the Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event and WGC events
  • 2020 Opposite Field PGA TOUR events will NOT receive points
  • 2020 Major Championships: 2 Points per $1,000 earned for the Winner; 1.5 Points per $1,000 earned for all others to make the cut
    • The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open & The Open

The points system for the American team will conclude on August 23, 2020 with the top eight (8) players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team.

The four (4) remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain’s Selections and will be announced by the U.S. Captain on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, immediately following the Tour Championship.

European Ryder Cup Qualification Process for 2020 team as explained by the European Tour

The European Tour today confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship – the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai – and conclude at the same event in September 2020.

The Tour’s Tournament Committee met on Tuesday night, where they ratified Captain Padraig Harrington’s wish list which included the one significant change from the 2018 qualification process, namely the reduction in the number of Wild Cards from four to three.

The 12-man European Team will comprise the first four players from the European Points List, followed by the leading five players from the World Points List, leaving Harrington with three names to complete the line-up, a decision which will be unveiled in the week after the final counting event.

Harrington said: “I have said on many occasions that one of the reasons for recent European success in The Ryder Cup is continuity. It is a theme that will be prevalent across my captaincy and I think you can see that in the overall qualification process for the 2020 team.

“Having said that, I am pleased that the Tournament Committee agreed to the change of Wild Card numbers. I have spoken to a number of people regarding the ninth player automatically qualifying for the team and in my experience, a player is more comfortable when he has qualified, hence my reasoning behind this change.

“I am also delighted to be starting and ending the process at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. It is one of our most prestigious events, played at an iconic venue and the home of the European Tour itself, and will help give a real narrative to the qualification race.”

Available Race to Dubai points and World Ranking points will be multiplied by 1.5 towards the end of the qualification period, the tournament where this starts to be confirmed when the European Tour issues its 2020 schedule later this year.

Also similar to last year, qualification points in both 2019 and 2020 will not be available anywhere in the world from a tournament played opposite a Rolex Series event, further enhancing the status of the premier series of events on the European Tour.

Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “It is fitting that we start and end Team Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup qualification journey at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship, which as well as being one of our core Rolex Series events, celebrates its 65th anniversary edition in September this year.

“As Official Partners, both BMW and Rolex have played a very significant role in the global success and growth of The Ryder Cup, and we all look forward to watching Europe’s best golfers in the world battle it out for their place in the 2020 team.”

The 43rd edition of The Ryder Cup will be played on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from September 25-27, 2020.






Sinclair Men’s Basketball wins record-setting 102-100 in double overtime over Hocking College

Dayton, OH​ – The Sinclair (14-11) Men’s Basketball Team traveled to Hocking College for a conference match Wednesday February 12. The Pride won a highly competitive contest that took going into 2 OTs to pull out the win 102-100. After going five years without an OT game for the Sinclair program, they were faced with back-to-back overtime meetings and sneaked out the win on both occasions.











The Pride struggled on the defensive end early in the game, giving up offensive rebounds on the first 5 possessions and allowing the Hawks to stay close. After the initial struggles of adjusting to the environment and the hostile crowd that Hocking provided, Sinclair slowly came into their own. The Pride were able to play aggressive defense and force the Hawks into low percentage shots. Continuously pounding the paint was working wonders for Sinclair as they were able to get easy layups or force the fouls.


Stanley Williams (6-07/FR – Eastmoor Academy, OH)​ had a tremendous half, posting 10 points on 5-6 shooting and 5 rebounds. Once the Pride started boxing out, they were able to take away the offensive rebounds, ultimately Hocking’s best offense. With a 38-30 lead at the break Sinclair still had a lot of things to fix. Shooting a dismal 4-11 from the free throw line and giving up a total of 11 offensive rebounds.


The Pride came out of the break and started firing errant and early shots, while falling for several pump fakes before seeing the 8-point halftime lead evaporate. ​Jack Hendricks (5-11/FR – Fairmont HS, OH) ​did a tremendous job playing in the passing lanes and getting consecutive steals. Sinclair took a page out of Hocking’s book and started crashing the offensive glass and saw themselves getting easy buckets.


The Pride found the game tied up 74-74 at the end of the 40 minutes. Sinclair was able to start the overtime period with three consecutive 3 point plays. But, even with near perfect execution, the game was knotted up 91-91 as the buzzer sounded. With both teams facing serious foul problems, ​Jack Hendricks ​was able to hit some timely 3s and help Sinclair to a 102-100 2OT win.


Nate Ward (6-04/FR – Gahanna Lincoln HS, OH) ​posted 34 points on 10-20 shooting before fouling out late in overtime after posting 34. ​David Brown (6-05/FR – Linden McKinley HS, OH)​ flirted with a triple-double having 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.


Stanley Williams ​ended with 16 points and 8 rebounds. ​Jack Hendricks ​shot 6-9 from behind the arc having 18 points. It took a true team effort to come away with the win.


The win gives ​Coach Jeff Price​ his 306th career win at Sinclair, breaking the school record for most wins in program history.


GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY By Zach Angel/Student Sports Information, Jeff Price; COURTESY SINCLAIR ATHLETICS


Duquesne Dukes Men’s Basketball Game Notes: At #5 Dayton Flyers today

Dukes head to Ohio for rematch vs. the A-10 leader


G26 | DUQUESNE (18-7, 8-5) at #5 (AP) DAYTON (24-2, 13-0)
Sat., Feb. 22 • 2:00 pm ET • Dayton, Ohio • UD Arena (13,371)

TELEVISION: Stadium with Matt Martucci & Dr. John Giannini
RADIO: WJAS-AM 1320 / iHeartRadio with Ray Goss (’58) & Jarrett Durham (’71)

Duquesne (18-7, 8-5) heads to Ohio for a rematch with #5 (AP) Dayton (24-2, 13-0) on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m. (Stadium). The UD game begins a stretch of three-of-four on the road for the Dukes who will also visit St. Bonaventure and VCU (around a home game vs. George Mason) in the next 11 days. DU is looking for its first road win over a ranked team since a Feb. 27, 2014, 71-64 win at #10 (AP) Saint Louis. The Dukes, who fell to the then-#7 (AP) Flyers, 73-69, at PPG Paints Arena on Jan. 29, are 0-2 vs. ranked teams under Keith Dambrot, with the other defeat coming on a last-second 3-pointer at #24 (AP) Rhode Island (61-58) on Jan. 27, 2018. Dambrot faced a ranked Dayton team once while at Akron, falling 83-81 in 2OT to the #20 (AP) Flyers at UD on Jan. 2, 2008.


  • Duquesne’s 18-7 record is the school’s best through 25 games since 1971-72 (20-5 final).
  • This is just the fifth time in 43 Atlantic 10 seasons that DU has eight wins in its first 13 conference games.
  • The Dukes are holding opponents to 64.3 points per game – the lowest opponent average in 58 years.
  • The Dukes rank 9th nationally – and first in the A-10 – in blocks/g. at 5.76. DU is fifth in the nation in block percentage (16.1 according to KenPom).
  • Duquesne is 22nd nationally and first in the A-10 in fewest fouls per game (15.0).
  • Junior Marcus Weathers’ (team-high 14.7 ppg.) 17 traditional three-point plays are the most by a Duke since Aaron Jackson converted 20 in 2009. Weathers leads DU with 122 free throw attempts.
  • Sophomore Sincere Carry is DU’s second-leading scorer at 11.6 ppg. DU is 14-3 when Carry, DU’s assist leader at 5.0 apg., hands out five or more assists. Carry has 38 assists (nine turnovers) in DU’s past five g.
  • Junior center Michael Hughes ranks 8th nationally in blocks per game (2.88) and 9th in block pct. (12.98 according to KenPom). DU is 8-1 (4-1 in A-10 play) when Hughes blocks four or more shots.
  • DU is 13-4 all-time (7-2 this year) when junior Tavian Dunn-Martin hits three or more 3-pointers. Dunn-Martin  is averaging 13.8 ppg. in his past six g.
  • Grad transfer Baylee Steele has made 70.4% of his two-point attempts (19-of-27) over DU’s past four games.
  • Duquesne is 10-15 in road games – including 10-14 in A-10 play – under Keith Dambrot. Duquesne has posted a program record-tying four A-10 road wins in each of the past two seasons. This season marks just the fifth Duquesne has posted four A-10 road wins. The Dukes – who were the last Division I team to play a road game – are 4-2 on the road, with all four wins coming in conference play. DU has two A-10 road games remaining after Dayton.
  • Under Keith Dambrot, DU is: 43-3 when leading with 5:00 left … 40-11 when scoring 70 or more points (12-1 this year) … 35-3 when the first to 70 points in a game … 35-7 when holding opponents under 70 (16-0 this year).

Series Record: Dayton leads 56-24
At Pittsburgh: Dayton leads 22-15
At Dayton: Dayton leads 33-6
A-10 Regular Season: Dayton leads 34-10
A-10 Championship: Tied 1-1
MCC Regular Season: Tied 1-1
Dambrot vs. Dayton: 1-8
Dambrot vs. Dayton at Duquesne: 1-4

  • This is the 81st meeting in a series that dates to Jan. 5, 1953. Dayton leads the series 56-24, including a 34-10 lead in Atlantic 10 regular season games. In games at Dayton, UD leads 33-6. Dayton has won eight of the past nine at UD Arena, including a 76-74 win in 2016, a 64-63 win in 2011, a 78-72 overtime win in 2010 and a 68-64 win last year. DU’s last win at Dayton came on Feb. 1, 2012 (83-73, a span of six games).
  • Duquesne, which lost 16 in a row to Dayton from 1997 through 2004, is 9-18 against the Flyers in the past 27 games.
  • Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot is 1-8 vs. Dayton (1-4 at DU), with four losses coming when the third-year DU coach was at Akron. Three of the four games were single-digit affairs including an 83-81 double overtime loss to the No. 20 (AP) Flyers at UD Arena on Jan. 2, 2008 and a 54-50 home loss on Dec. 6, 2008.
  • DU is 4-7 all time vs. ranked Dayton teams, with two meetings occurring with both in the A-10: a 76-74 win by the #19 (AP) Flyers at UD Arena on Feb. 9, 2016 and a 73-69 win by #7 (AP) Dayton at PPG Paints Arena on Jan. 29.


vs. Ranked Teams

  • Be the school’s first over a Top 5 team on the road.
  • Be the highest-ranked team Duquesne has defeated since a 78-76 OT win over No. 4 (AP) Providence at the Civic Arena on Feb. 6, 1966 (54 years).
  • Be Duquesne’s first win over a ranked – and Top 10 – team since Feb. 27, 2014 at #10 (AP) Saint Louis (71-64) (a span of 6 g.).
  • Be head coach Keith Dambrot‘s first victory over a ranked team in 19 tries. (Dambrot has played 16 of his first 18 games vs. ranked teams either on the road or at neutral sites.)
  • Give DU a 1-2 record vs. ranked teams under Dambrot.
  • Mark the program’s 17th win over a Top 10 team – and fifth over a Top 5 team – while unranked.

Program Milestones

  • Mark the first time since 1971 (21-4) and 1972 (20-5) that Duquesne had 19 or more wins in back-to-back seasons (DU was 19-13 last year).
  • Be the first time in school history that DU produced back-to-back seasons with nine or more Atlantic 10 wins (10-8 last year).
  • Be DU’s school record fifth A-10 road win. It would also tie the school record for consecutive A-10 road wins (3).
  • Be DU’s first win at Dayton since Feb. 1, 2012 (83-73), ending a streak of six-straight defeats.
  • Snap Dayton’s 15-game overall & home win streaks.

George Washington 70, Duquesne 67 • Wednesday, Feb. 19, Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • Duquesne, down 62-48 with 4:48 left, pulled to within two at the 35-second mark, but couldn’t close the gap in seeing their five-game win streak over GW snapped.
  • The Dukes, who outscored the Colonials 42-26 in the paint, couldn’t overcome a 5-of-24 performance from the 3-point arc.
  • GW outshot DU 48.1 percent to 39.7 percent. The Colonials went 9-of-20 from 3-point.
  • Marcus Weathers (19 points) and Sincere Carry (17 points) combined for 26 of DU’s 35 second-half points. The two combined for 15 of 18 points during a Duquesne late-game 18-6 run.
  • Michael Hughes had 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
  • George Washington’s largest lead was 14 at 62-48 with 4:48 left … Duquesne’s largest lead was nine at 16-7 with 12:18 remaining in the first half … there was one tie and three lead changes before Maceo Jack gave GW the lead for good at 25-23 with 6:13 left in the first half … GW led for 25:40 … Duquesne led for 12:53 – all in the first half.





Red-hot #5 Dayton Flyers hosts rematch today with Duquesne Dukes at 2 pm

24-2 Flyers Have Won 15 Consecutive Games


DAYTON – The University of Dayton Flyers are back home on Tom Blackburn Court Saturday, when the Duquesne Dukes visit UD Arena. Game time is 2 p.m. ET.

Dayton is off to its best start ever at UD at 24-2, with both losses in OT to Top 20-caliber teams — Kansas in the Maui Invitational finals and Colorado in a buzzer-beater at the Chicago Legends.  UD is fifth in both the AP and USA Today Coaches polls.   UD is 13-0 and in first place in the A-10 after Tuesday’s 66-61 win at VCU.  The Flyers have won 15 in a row, fourth-best in D-I.

The game will be carried by WHIO Radio, televised by Stadium (and shown on Fox Sports Ohio in Ohio) and streamed at WatchStadiumcom. Streaming audio, video and stats will be available at

The University of Dayton has completed a three-year, $76.2 million transformation project of UD Arena in time for the Arena’s 50th anniversary season. The project transformed the 50-year-old facility into a state-of-the-art venue.  The upgrade, the largest construction project in University history, modernizes the Arena without losing the “soul of the bowl” – the atmosphere that has made UD Arena one of the best places to watch college basketball.

• UD’s 24-2 start is the best in school history.  The previous best was 23-2 in 1957-58.
• Dayton’s No. 5 ranking is its highest since the Flyers were ranked third in the last four polls of the 1955-56 season.   UD has been ranked in the Top 20 for 11 consecutive weeks this year.
• Obi Toppin has been named to the USBWA and Oscar Robertson Mid-Season Watch Lists.  The Athletic named Toppin its Mid-Season Player of the Year in a vote of their college basketball writers and the Sporting News selected him to be one of its First Team Mid-Season All-Americans.  He is on five national player of the year watch lists.
• Toppin had his 100th career dunk during the Virginia Tech game in Maui, which was just his 20th start and 38th career game. He now has 166 in 59 games. He needs 21 points of 1000.
• Seth Davis named Jalen Crutcher college basketball’s “Best Supporting Actor” during CBS Sports’ college basketball studio coverage on Jan. 25.  In Atlantic 10 Conference games, he is the only player in the top six of the guard-oriented stat categories — scoring (6th), assists (6th), FT% (3rd), 3-pt. FG’s (3rd), 3-pt % (2nd) and A/T ratio (1st).
• UD is first nationally in FG% (.521, 762-1462) and is second in assists (17.9).
• Seven different Flyers have scored in double figures this season. Six have led UD in scoring.
• Dayton is 13-0 in any league for the first time in school history.  UD joined the A-10 in 1996.
• Jalen Crutcher scored 18 points to lead UD to Tuesday’s 66-61 win at VCU.  Dayton made just one field goal in the last nine minutes, but made 15 of 19 free throws, including Crutcher going eight-for-eight.  Obi Toppin added 12 points and Trey Landers 11.

• UD is at George Mason on Tuesday before returning home to play Davidson on Friday.




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