Jalen Robinson scored 13 points, but the Dayton Flyers could not overcome another slow start in a 79-53 loss to the Saint Joseph’s Hawks.
Devin Oliver recorded his fourth double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Flyers dropped to 19-9 overall and 7-6 in the Atlantic 10.
The loss snapped Dayton’s six-game winning streak.
During the winning streak, Dayton’s defense did not allow an opponent to score 70 or more points. Against Saint Joseph’s, the Flyer defense struggled allowing the Hawks to shoot 58 from the field and 9-of-15 from beyond the arc.
It was another slow start in the first half for the Flyers and it was too much to overcome. Saint Joseph’s jumped out to a 10-0 lead and eventually went up 39-20 at the half. The Hawks shot 62 percent from the field and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes.
One of the positives came on the glass. The Flyers hauled in 21 offensive rebounds and held a 40-27 edge on the boards.
The Flyers return home to face the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. ET.