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San Diego State forward Yanni Wetzell (5) celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nevada Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

San Diego State lone unbeaten as No. 4 Aztecs press on

Jan. 21, 2020 2:38 AM EST

San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher knew that the fourth- and fifth-ranked teams in the Top 25 lost twice last week, but he evidently forgot that the same fate befell then-No. 3 Duke in a brutal week for the nation's top team teams. That's why he doesn't put much stock into climbing to No. 4 in this week's poll....

Dayton's Jalen Crutcher (10) has the ball knocked away by Saint Louis' Hasahn French (11) as Dayton's Jordy Tshimanga (32) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Crutcher's 3 in OT lifts No. 13 Dayton over Saint Louis

Jan. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Obi Toppin and Trey Landers did all the talking in Dayton's huddle heading into overtime against St. Louis. Jalen Crutcher did the listening. Crutcher hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and finished with 21 points, lifting No. 13 Dayton to a 78-76 come-from-behind win in the...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) celebrates during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Hobbled Toppin carries No. 13 Dayton past VCU, 79-65

Jan. 14, 2020 11:07 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — As the final minute ticked down, Jalen Crutcher dribbled toward the basket and saw Obi Toppin getting set for one more alley-oop, bad ankle and all. Pass. Catch. Dunk. The 13th-ranked Flyers did it one more time while finishing off a rival that's gotten the best of them lately. Toppin...

Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) drives against Providence guard David Duke (3) and forward Kalif Young, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Big East a beast again with four teams showcased in Top 25

Jan. 14, 2020 1:40 AM EST

It has been a long time since the Big East commanded the spotlight like it does in college basketball these days. In fact, you probably have to go back about seven years to the days before conference realignment, when Bob Huggins was stalking the sidelines at West Virginia, Rick Pitino was leading Louisville, and...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) reacts after dunking during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Toppin hurts ankle while No. 15 Dayton beats UMass 88-60

Jan. 11, 2020 3:35 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin landed with a loud thud and grabbed his left ankle. The capacity crowd at University of Dayton Arena went silent as the Flyers' top player lay on the court. Dayton's spectacular season had hit a speed bump. Toppin scored 16 points before leaving with an ankle injury early in...

Dayton forward Ryan Mikesell, center, fights for the ball with Saint Joseph's forward Lorenzo Edwards, left, and guard Rahmir Moore, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

No. 20 Dayton tops Saint Joe's to end Hawk Hill drought

Jan. 5, 2020 4:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With Obi Toppin on the bench early in the second half against Saint Joseph's with four fouls, Dayton showed the depth that has it atop the Atlantic 10. Trey Landers and Ryan Mikesell each had 18 points as the 20th-ranked Flyers fought off some early sluggishness and pulled away for an...

Dayton's Obi Toppin, left, works the ball past La Salle's Isiah Deas during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Toppin scores 20, No. 20 Dayton eases past La Salle 84-58

Jan. 2, 2020 11:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For most of the 2010s, Dayton had trouble winning in the city of Philadelphia. In their first game of the ’20s, the 20th-ranked Flyers had no problem breaking that trend and showing what could be in store for the rest of the Atlantic 10. Obi Toppin scored 20 points as Dayton used...

Dayton forward Obi Toppin (1) dunks against North Florida during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday Dec. 30, 2019, in Dayton. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Toppin's 31 lead No. 20 Dayton over North Florida 77-59

Dec. 30, 2019 10:06 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin took one shot from beyond the arc and missed it. Dayton's slammin' forward didn't attempt another. The way he and the Flyers were getting to the basket, there was no need. Toppin scored a career-high 31 points, most of them off dunks and layups, as No. 20 Dayton used its...

Dayton guard Rodney Chatman (0) puts up a shot between Grambling State guards Kelton Edwards (11) and Trevell Cunningham, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday Dec. 23, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Ibi Watson leads No. 18 Dayton over Grambling State 81-53

Dec. 24, 2019 1:32 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ibi Watson's first collegiate start ended with a pair of pressure-packed free throws and a career high in points. Watson scored 30 points and No. 18 Dayton recovered from its second loss of the season by beating Grambling State 81-53 on Monday night. The Flyers (10-2) were missing point...

Colorado guard D'Shawn Schwartz, second from right, reacts with teammates after sinking the game-winning shot in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game against Dayton, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Colorado won 78-76. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Schwartz hits 3 at buzzer, Colorado stuns Dayton 78-76 in OT

Dec. 21, 2019 10:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — D'Shawn Schwartz could not recall hitting a shot like this one, with his team trailing as the final seconds ticked away. And when the ball fell through the net as the buzzer sounded, it set off a celebration as wild as Colorado's overtime victory against No. 13 Dayton. Schwartz nailed the...