Dayton shakes off loss at St. Louis with blistering shooting in 75-54 win over Duquesne

Elijah Weaver returned to the Dayton lineup after missing the past 4 games with an injury. He scored 7 points

UD Shoots A Season-Best 60% From The Field

DAYTON – The University of Dayton men’s basketball team defeated Duquesne on Wednesday night at the UD Arena 75-54. Dayton improves to 16-8 (8-3 A-10), while Duquesne drops to 6-15 (1-8 A-10). The Flyer roster saw a lot of action tonight with 11 of the 13 players scoring points. UD dominated the scoreboard and held the lead for 34:43. 

Nine Flyers scored at least six points in the 20-point win, with redshirt freshman Kobe Elvis leading the Flyers in scoring with a total of 13 points and Toumani Camara adding another 10. Elijah Weaver returned to action tonight after missing the previous four games, contributing seven points. Walk-on redshirt sophomore Drew Swerlein scored his first career basket in the final minutes of the game.  Senior Christian Wilson scored his first three pointer of the season.


1st Half: Dayton 35, Duquesne 24

  • DaRon Holmes II started the game off strong, winning the tip and then converting on the first possession with a lay-up. 
  • At the first media time out, the Flyers led 8-5 over the Dukes, converting their first four shots. 
  • The Dukes came out of the media timeout with a 7-0 run and took their first lead of the game with 13:01 left in the half.
  • Elijah Weaver and Koby Brea provided a spark off the bench, Brea knocked down a triple and on the following possession Weaver took a charge helping ignite UD Arena.
  • The Flyers retook the lead 16-15 with 11:26 remaining as Malachi Smith found Weaver in the corner for a three.
  • RJ Blakney helped the Flyers regain the lead with a 4-0 run of his own heading into the under eight media timeout. The Flyers led 22-19 with 7:13 remaining in the half.
  • That run continued out of the break as Moulaye Sissoko contributed four points putting Dayton on an 8-0 run.
  • Kobe Elvis three followed by a Sissoko two, forced the Dukes into a timeout as the Flyers gained their largest lead to that point (10). 
  • Toumani Camara closed out the first half with a lay-up and extended the Flyer lead to 11.

2nd Half: Dayton 75, Duquesne 54

  • The Flyers came out of the half strong on defense making five fastbreak points, a dunk by Camara and a three by Elvis, both on assists by Smith. 
  • Over the first four minutes of the half the Flyers shot four of five from the field and extended their lead to 18, forcing a Duquesne timeout with 16:32 to play.
  • The strong defense continued for the Flyers as they held the Dukes scoreless for 4:35, during this time the Flyers had a 14-0 run increasing their lead to 53-26.
  • Holmes, Camara, Elvis, and Brea all contributed to the run, going a perfect seven-for-seven from the field. 
  • At the under 12 media timeout, Dayton led Duquesne 56-30 shooting 63% so far in the game.
  • Elvis continued his hot night shooting as he buried a triple to extend the Flyer lead to 30 with 10:35 remaining. 
  • The Dukes were able to cut the lead down to 23 but a bucket by Weaver pushed the lead back to 25 with 5:40 remaining. 
  • With 4:33 remaining Zimi Nwokeji and Kaleb Washington entered the contest for the first time as the Flyers led by 20.
  • Baskets by walk-ons Christian Wilson, a triple from deep, and a tough two by Drew Swerlein, put the game completely out of reach.


  • Kobe Elvis led the way with 13 points on 5-6 shooting adding three triples and Camara contributed another 10 points on 5-7 shooting.
  • Mustapha Amzil led the way on the glass with a total of seven boards, three offensively and four defensively.
  • Malachi Smith led the helm dishing out eight assists, also contributing seven points and four boards.
  • Dayton shot 60% from the field going 33 of 55 compared to the Dukes 40% on 21-52 shooting.
  • UD shot 7-of-13 from behind the arc (54%) as Elvis and Brea led the way combining for five total threes.
  • 11 of the 13 players who saw action tonight scored and the bench added 30 points.  No Dayton player played more than 28 minutes in the contest.
  • Elijah Weaver returned after four games, adding seven points.
  • Dayton dominated the paint scoring 50 points inside, nearly doubling the Dukes total (26). 
  • The Flyers forced 11 turnovers and converted those turnovers into 15 points.  


  • The Flyers will continue the home stand as they take on George Washington at UD Arena on Saturday, Feb., 12 at 2 p.m. ET.
  • The game will be televised on Spectrum News 1.
  • UD will then head on the road to Ryan Center to take on Rhode Island Monday, Feb. 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET.


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