The Dukes were able to keep the rabid Flyer fans quiet for most of the evening with a fine shooting performance from behind the arc.
After starting out 10-of-16 from three-point range in the first half, the Dukes were able to jump out to a comfortable 49-40 lead at the half.â†µ
Mike Talley would lead the offense in the first half, scoring all 15 of his points of the night in just 13 first-half minutes.â†µ
The Dukes defense down the stretch would be key. They held Dayton to just one field goal for a stretch of 6:30 midway through the second half, paving the way for a 16-4 Duquesne run to put them back up by double digits.â†µ
Dayton would cut the lead to four with 1:14 to play, but would not get closer after that.â†µ
The 10 point margin of victory was the largest for the Dukes at Dayton since 1953.â†µ
The loss was a critical one for the Flyers, who now sit at 14-8 (4-4 A10) and in the middle of a three game losing streak. The Dukes improved their record to 13-9 (4-4 A10).â†µ
The Dukes return home where they will play Richmond in the annual Chuck Cooper Classic. The game has been declared a "red out" and will be televised nationally on ESPNU at 7:00 PM.