Dayton Flyers blow 10-point lead; loses to N.C. State in Bahamas, 76-64

Toumani Camara led the way with 19 points


PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas – The University of Dayton men’s basketball team dropped a 76-64 decision to North Carolina State Thursday at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Toumani Camara led UD with 19 points, with DaRon Holmes II right behind with 17.  NC State’s Jarkel Joiner led all scorers with 27 points.

The Flyers are now 3-3 on the season, while the Wolfpack improves to 5-1.

1st Half – NC State 36, Dayton 32

  • Dayton jumped out to a 19-9 lead at the 11:58 mark.
  • NC State used a 10-2 run to make it a one-possession game (21-20 at the 7:33 mark).
  • The Flyers maintained their slim lead over the next 2:18.
  • The Wolfpack took a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the period with 3:34 left in the half.

2nd Half – NC State 76, Dayton 64

  • UD took the lead (39-38) on a Malachi Smith free throw after a flopping call WITH 15:15 left in the game.
  • NC State scored 17 unanswered points over the next four-and-a-half minutes to take control.
  • The Wolfpack’s largest lead was 62-45 at the 7:40 mark.
  • Dayton scored seven consecutive points to try to get back in the game, but did not trim the margin to single-digits (72-64) until 1:46 was left.


  • Toumani Camara led the Flyers with a season-high 19 points (13 in the second half), along with seven rebounds.
  • DaRon Homes II joined Camara in double-digits with 17 (5-6 FT).
  • Malachi Smith had six assists, but also had seven turnovers in his third game of the year.
  • Dayton shot a season-best .491 (26-53) from the field.