Flyers rally late to win 6th straight


The Dayton Flyers rallied from 18 points down early in the second half to stun the Duquesne Dukes 57-54.

It is Dayton’s sixth consecutive victory as UD improved to 19-8 overall and 7-5 in the Atlantic 10. The 18-point deficit is the largest the Flyers have overcome this season.

Jordan Sibert led the way with 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field. Devin Oliver had seven points and 11 rebounds, while Vee Sanford and Dyshawn Pierre scored 10 points apiece.

Trailing 43-25 with 18:52 to go, the Flyers slowly chipped away. UD closed the game on a 18-3 run in the final eight minutes. Pierre and Sibert led the charge scoring seven points apiece, while Oliver had four in that span.

Dayton dominated on the glass holding a 42-32 advantage. After allowing Duquesne to shoot 8-of-12 from three point range in the first half, the Flyers held the Dukes to 2-of-13 from beyond the arc in the second 20 minutes of play.

Dayton stays in the Keystone State for a huge road contest against the Saint Joseph’s Hawks on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. ET. The final four regular season games for the Flyers are all against RPI Top 50 programs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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