Game stats: Dayton went over eight minutes without a field goal to start the second half, but scored seven points on the foul line for that span.
turning point: Dayton did not trail during the game, but Davidson recovered from an 11-point deficit at halftime to tie the game at 47–47 at the 11:12 mark. Dayton regained the lead with his two free throws by Tumanikamara at the 10:42 mark. Dayton outscored Davidson 16–6 in the final eight minutes.
Future plans: Dayton will play Saint Joseph’s at UD Arena on Wednesday at 7pm.
Summary of the first half
Holmes II scored 20 points to lead the Flyers to a 44-33 halftime lead.
Here’s a quick summary of the first half:
Key player: Holmes made 8 of 8 field goals, including his only 3-point attempt. He also made all three free throw attempts. He hit a jump shot from the baseline on Dayton’s final possession and turned Davidson’s bench as he returned to defense.
Key stats: Dayton had a 60.7% field goal percentage (17-of-28) and made 6-of-9 3-pointers. The Flyers had an 18-9 rebounding he had an advantage and only he committed three turnovers after recording 14 in the first half in the previous game.
Big run: Dayton started the game with a 10-3 run after scoring the first 10 points in a 69-57 win over Duquesne at UD Arena on Wednesday.
Rotation News: Three games in a row, Dayton have just eight players. Seven scholarship players and walk-on Brady Wool, the only player to see no action in the first half. Malachi Smith, Kobe Elvis, Richard Amaeful and walk-on Ty Locklear are on the bench with injuries.