Flyer faithful welcome home basketball team

UD downs Syracuse to advance to Sweet 16

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)-Dayton Flyers faithful welcomed home their basketball team early Sunday morning.

11th-seeded Dayton knocked off the 3rd-seeded Syracuse Orange with a 55-53 win in the NCAA Tournament Saturday night.

More than a hundred Fl;yer fans gathered at the Cronin Center to greet the team as they got off the bus from Buffalo around 3:30 Sunday morning.

Coach Archie Miller told 2 NEWS’ Jackie Sprague that the team will have Sunday off to rest and relax.  But, Monday the team starts preparing for their Sweet 16 opponent.

Dayton will play the winner of Sunday’s game between Kansas and Stanford.

It’s been three decades since the team made it this far in the tournament.

We interviewed several players about their big victory.

We’ll have that all for you on 2 NEWS at 6 Sunday. 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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