Flyers grateful for fan support

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It was pure pandemonium as the Flyers arrive back into town early Sunday morning after their win.

Hundreds of fans braved the cold to give the team a warm welcome.

Hours after their big win in Buffalo, the Flyers roll back home…only to be greeted at 3:30am by some die hard fans.

More than one hundred Flyer faithful were greeting the team at the Cronin Center.

“It’s pretty amazing. You know, we get back at 3:30 in the morning and there are a hundred people here to welcome us home. We’re just excited for the opportunity,” said Senior Center Matt Kavanaugh.

Fans welcomed home hero Head Coach Archie Miller with chants….high-fives, and pats on the back.

“It feels good. I’m happy for the school and all the fans. They deserve this. Proud of our players too. I think they’ve really represented the place the right way,” said Head Coach, Archie Miller.

After the Flyers knocked off 3rd seeded Syracuse, with a 55-53 win in the NCAA tournament Saturday, the Dayton campus erupted in celebration.

“It’s just amazing man. Like I said, to have this type of support these guys going crazy,” said Forward Devin Oliver.

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

“It’s wild. Campus is going crazy for us. They’re really supportive. So, it’s fun to see,” said Oliver.

The players are kicking back and taking in their big win.

“Kind of relax, kind of take in all of the madness that’s going on the next 24 hours then go back to work,” exclaimed Forward Senior, Dyshawn Pierre.

Come Monday, they’ll be back on the court gearing up for the next round against Stanford

“It’s amazing. We love the support. It’s an incredible feeling being able to make it to the Sweet 16. We love our fans,” said Pierre. 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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