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Posts Tagged ‘Global Sports Main Event.’

Dayton Flyers blowout Florida A&M, 80-60

Photos courtesy of Dayton athletics

Guard Josh Parker

Josh Parker shooting open shot

The Dayton Flyers improved to 5-0 for the third time during the Brian Gregory era with an 80-60 victory over the Florida A&M Rattlers in the Global Sports Main Event game at UD Arena.

Junior guard Josh Parker led all scorers with a Dayton-high 18 points on four 3-point field goals. Freshman Juwan Staten recorded the Flyers’ first point-assist double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 assists.

Flyer freshman Brandon Spearman reached double-digit points for the first time, with a career-high 10.

Senior Chris Wright was very efficient, scoring 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

Dayton, playing in its third game in five days, notched a 20-point win, the largest margin of victory this season. The Flyers forced 20 turnovers and had 28 field goals on 22 assists.

The Dayton bench out-scored the Rattlers 42-21-more than half of the Flyers’ 80 points-as all 15 Flyers who dressed for the game had a chance to play.

Florida A&M (2-3) was led by forward Yannick Crowder’s 15 points. The Rattlers were the second-straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team UD has faced after defeating Savannah State in the previous game.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Dayton slips past Savannah State, 61-59

In the world of NCAA Division I basketball, fans may not know much about Savannah State. For years they were a powerhouse in Division II and III but recently moved up to play with the big teams.

12,153 fans in the UD Arena had to hold their collective breaths as the Flyers barely escaped with a 61-59 win over the school from Savannah, Georgia in the Global Sports Main Event. The win was the second in the four-game tournament for Dayton.

Paul Williams (courtesy of UD athletics)

Savannah State, now 1-5, were led by senior Jovonni Shuler who scored 17 first half points to lead the Tigers to a 37-34 halftime advantage. Shuler was held scoreless in the second half as Dayton’s defensive effort held Savannah State to 32 percent shooting. Sophomore Preston Blackmon also finished with a game-high 17 points for the Tigers.

Dayton junior guard Paul Williams led the way with a season-high 15 points as the Flyers notched it’s 39th consecutive non-conference win at home.

Dayton, now 4-0, finished 24-of-37 from the free throw line to the Tigers 13-of-15. But down the stretch in the second half, UD converted on 10 of its last 12 trips to the foul line to ensure a two-point win.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics