PITTSBURGH, Pa- WDTN
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.