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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 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...

Dayton's Trey Landers (3) reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No. 13 Dayton pulls away late for 71-58 win over North Texas

Dec. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Crutcher banged knees with a North Texas player and went down hard in the second half. But just as the Flyers have done all season, he was back in place for the big shot at the end. Crutcher scored 16 points and hit a comeback-blunting 3-pointer Tuesday night, Ryan Mikesell also...

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) collides Dayton guard Dwayne Cohill during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

No. 4 Kansas beats Dayton 90-84 in overtime for Maui title

Nov. 27, 2019 8:33 PM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Devon Dotson seemed to be running on fumes as the game wore on, but he still made big shots and continually found ways to get to the rim. Big man Udoka Azubuike bulled his way through Dayton’s defense all day, particularly in overtime, and even hit his free throws. The duo is...