From start to finish, Dayton Flyers controls game in 65-49 win at Loyola Chicago Friday night

DaRon Holmes II was his dominating self against the Ramblers

DaRon Holmes II & Toumani Camara Combined for 37 Points, 15 Rebounds & 79% Shooting

CHICAGO – DaRon Holmes II had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Toumani Camara added 17 to lead the University of Dayton men’s basketball team to a 65-49 win Friday night at Loyola.

Dayton is now 18-9 overall and 10-4 in the Atlantic 10.  The Flyers are currently in second place in the A-10, a half-game behind VCU.

First Half – Dayton 28, Loyola 20

  • UD scored the first five points on a layup by DaRon Holmes II and a three-pointer by Malachi Smith and never trailed.
  • The Flyers took their largest lead of the half on a layup by Toumani Camara to make it a 21-12 game with five-and-a-half minutes to go until halftime.
  • Camara scored seven of his nine first-half points in the last 5:28 of the half.
  • Holmes and Camara outscored Loyola by themselves, with 21 first-period points.

Second Half – Dayton 65, Loyola 49

  • Holmes and Smith also scored the first five points of the second half, with Smith draining a three on an assist from Kobe Elvis and Holmes getting a fastbreak layup from Smith.
  • Loyola got it back to an eight-point game, but Dayton turned that away with a 13-1 run .
  • Camara scored the last seven of that in 51 seconds.
  • The largest UD lead was 22 points, 60-38, with 5:16 to go.
  • Mike Sharavjamts scored six of his eight points in the second half.
  • Every Flyer who traveled played, with Richard AmaefuleTy Locklear and Atticus Schuler all getting a minutes of action.
  • Schuler drained a pair of free throws for Dayton’s last points of the night, and the first of his career. 


  • DaRon Holmes II was the game leader in points (20) and rebounds (10).
  • It was his 10th double-double of the season.
  • Holmes made 8-of-10 field goals and 4-of-6 free throws, and added three assists and two steals.
  • Toumani Camara added 17 points (7-of-9 field goals).
  • Dayton outrebounded Loyola 39-27.
  • Five Flyers had at least five rebounds in the game.  In addition to Holmes’ 10, Koby Brea had six, and Camara, Mustapha Amzil and Zimi Nwokeji each added five.
  • Kobe Elvis had a season-best seven assists (with no turnovers).
  • Elvis was a team-best +24.
  • It was the 16th time in 27 game the Flyers held their opponent under 60 points (sixth time under 50).


  • Dayton is at UMass on Wednesday, Feb. 22.  Game time is 7 p.m. ET
  • UD’s next home game is Saturday, Feb. 25 against George Mason.  Game time is 6 p.m. ET.