Looking back at Wednesday Night’s 72-54 win by Dayton Flyers at UMass

DaRon Holmes II was his unstoppable self scoring 22 points


Four Flyers In Double Figures

AMHERST, Mass. – For the second consecutive game, the University of Dayton men’s basketball team never trailed en route to a double-digit road win, as the Flyers beat Massachusetts 72-54.

DaRon Holmes II led all scorers with 22 points.  He was joined in double figures by Toumani Camara and Koby Brea (11 points each) and Kobe Elvis (10).

Dayton has won four in a row to improve to 19-9 overall and 11-4 in the Atlantic 10.  UD is currently in second place in the A-10, one game behind VCU.

First Half – Dayton 37, UMass 27

  • Dayton scored the first nine points of the game on a three by Koby Brea, two buckets by DaRon Holmes II and another runner by Brea.
  • The Minutemen came back to make it a two-point game (25-23) with 4:23 left in the half.
  • Malachi Smith three-pointer started a 12-4 closing run for the Flyers.
  • UD made five of its last six shots, and grabbed the offensive rebound on the miss to score.
  • Holmes had 14 points in the half.

Second Half – Dayton 72, UMass 54

  • Dayton scored the first six points of the second half to force a Massachusetts timeout.
  • The Minutemen could get no closer than 11 points (50-39 with 13:21 to go) the rest of the way.
  • Dayton’s largest lead was 23 (70-47 at the 4:44 mark).
  • For the second straight game, UD’s last points were a Flyer’s first career points, and they came at the line.  Richard Amaefule’s free throw with 70 seconds remaining mad the final score 72-54.


  • DaRon Holmes II led the way with 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals.
  • Toumani Camara’s 11 points came in 22 minutes due to first half foul trouble.
  • Koby Brea’s 11 points included three of five shooting from deep.  He also had four assists with one turnover.
  • Eight of Kobe Elvis’ points came in the second half.
  • Malachi Smith led with eight assists to go with his seven points.
  • Mustapha Amzil led UD with eight rebounds.
  • Holmes, Brea and Smith were all a team-best +19.
  • Eight different Flyers had one turnover each to account for Dayton’s turnovers.
  • UD shot 51% (27-53) for the game, while holding UMass to 35% (18-52).


  • The Flyers return home for the last two regular season home games.
  • Dayton plays George Mason on Saturday in the annual Hall of Fame Game at 6 p.m. ET.
  • Senior Day is on Tuesday against La Salle.