UD Flyers head coach Anthony Grant says defense, turnovers and shortage of ballhandlers led to late 2nd half meltdown against VCU

Anthony Grant (photo by Erik Shelkun, courtesy Dayton Media Relations)
Anthony Grant UD BKB coach Postgame presser VCU 63 UD 62 1 13 2023.mp3


Second Half – Dayton 62, VCU 63

  • The Rams made the first field goal of the half, which shortened their deficit to 12 points.
  • Mustapha Amzil hit Dayton’s first bucket of the half with 18:00 remaining.
  • VCU made three straight shots to cut the UD lead to seven at the first media timeout at 15:50.
  • Mike Shriver of the Rams hit a three-pointer to shorten Dayton’s lead to only one, which was his 12th point of the night.
  • Camara recorded his 21st point of the night by hitting a three. This extended the Flyers’ lead to seven with 07:56 left in the game.
  • VCU got into foul trouble as they committed three personal fouls in less than two minutes, which the Flyers turned into six points.
  • The Rams couldn’t solve the Flyers’ defense, as they hit two of their last 11 field goal attempts.
  • Camara beat the shot clock with a layup with 1:09 to go in regulation. This extended their lead to four, 62-58.
  • Camara created a steal on the Rams’ next possession.  Mike Sharavjamts was fouled, but did not hit the front end of a one-and-one.
  • VCU turned the ball over with 30 seconds left, but Mike Shriver hit a three-pointer off of a steal with 28 seconds to go. The Flyers then had a one point lead.
  • The Rams took its first and only lead off of a steal and score by Nick Kern. There were 16 seconds left.
  • Dayton’s inbound pass was pushed out of bounds by the Flyers, surrendering the ball to VCU.
  • VCU missed a free throw. The Flyers took a timeout with possession of the ball and 5.7 seconds left.
  • Amzil’s inbound pass went to Camara as he drove to the net and ultimately could not make the shot. VCU rebounded the ball as time expired.