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Dayton Basketball Game #3

Dayton Flyers (3-0) 78
BethuneCookman Wildcats (0-2 vs. Division 1 opponents) 38
Sunday, November 23
UD Arena, Dayton, OH

On Sunday afternoon, Flyers fans witnessed another improving performance by the Dayton men’s basketball team over at UD Arena. After a 3-point win over Wofford started the season, the Flyers have been improving with every minute on the court, and this one was just pure domination. In the school’s biggest victory in seven years, the Flyers defeated a team that could arguably be among the worst in Division 1 by 40 points. Bethune-Cookman returned only four letter men from their 11-21 season last year, and this game showed without a doubt how superior the Flyers are to this team from the MEAC.

In game two against Delaware State, Coach Brian Gregory received tremendous team defensive performances from London Warren, Rob Lowery and Mickey Perry as the team coasted to a 20-point victory. In this one, however, it was a stellar all-around performance that put the Wildcats out early, and everything started with Marcus Johnson. The junior guard/forward out of Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School scored seven of the first nine Flyers points in the game, and boosted his season efficiency averages during the rest of the game, finishing with a 16 point, 6 rebound, 26 minute performance. The defense, on the other hand, held Bethune-Cookman to 12-50 from the field, forced at least 20 turnovers for the third straight game, and was tremendous in the paint. For the third game in a row as well, the Flyers opponent shot either equal to or worse percentage-wise from two-point field goals than three-point field goals (opponents are shooting 31.3% from twos and 35.1% from threes).

Official Dayton recap: “JOHNSON & JOHNSON LEAD UD TO BIGGEST WIN IN SEVEN YEARS, 78-38
Official Bethune-Cookman Recap: “Dayton Remains Unbeaten With 78-38 Win Over B-CU Sunday in Oho”

Official ESPN recap: “Dayton 78, Bethune-Cookman 38” Continue reading

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November 24, 2008 Posted by | College Basketball, Dayton Flyers | , | Leave a comment