Dayton Flyers never gets in a rhythm in 72-61 loss at St. Louis

Kobe Elvis led Flyers with 20 points

Flyer Three-Game Winning Streak Snapped

ST. LOUIS – The University of Dayton men’s basketball team trailed by nine at halftime, and could get no closer than six in the second half, falling 72-61 at Saint Louis.  The loss snapped UD’s three-game win streak and dropped the Flyers to 15-8 overall and 7-3 in the Atlantic 10.  Saint Louis improved to 17-6 and 7-2 in conference.  

Kobe Elvis led the Flyers with 20 points.

GAME BREAKDOWN
1st Half: Saint Louis 34, Dayton 25

  • Dayton opened the scoring on a three by Kobe Elvis, but Saint Louis scored the next nine points.
  • UD went nearly four minutes between points and six minutes between its next basket, but still only trailed 17-10 halfway through the period.
  • SLU’s largest lead of the half was 15 (28-13) at the 5:16 mark.
  • The Flyers made four of their last six field goals but Billiken point guard Yuri Collins hit a jumper at the buzzer to make it a nine-point game.

2nd Half:  Saint Louis 72, Dayton 61

  • Dayton trailed by six (37-31) at the first media timeout at the 15:38 mark.
  • Seven straight points from Koby Elvis cut it to six again (46-40) with 12:26 left.
  • UD got it back to a six-point game once more at the 9:58 mark (50-44).
  • Saint Louis’ largest lead was 17 (67-50) with 3:58 to go.
  • Drew Swerlein scored his first point of the season on a free throw with 26 seconds remaining to make the final 72-61.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Kobe Elvis’s 20 points gave him two consecutive games with a career-high 20 points.
  • He was the only Flyer in double figures.
  • DaRon Holmes II led UD with seven rebounds.
  • Malachi Smith was Dayton’s top assist man with four.
  • Toumani Camara had three steals to lead UD in that category.
  • Saint Louis shot 48.9% FG, 44.4% 3-pt., and 85.7% FT.  Dayton was 41.5%/ 38.5%/52.2% across the board.

UP NEXT 

  • Dayton is home against Duquesne Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.

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