Flyers storm back to stun 21 Vanderbilt 72-67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kendall Pollard scored a season-high 21 points, and Dayton rallied from 16 points down late in the first half to upset No. 21 Vanderbilt 72-67 on Wednesday night.

The Flyers (7-1) now have beaten three teams from the Power Five conferences this season, with previous wins over Alabama and Iowa.

The Commodores (6-3) not only blew a big lead on their own floor in their second straight loss, they will be without top shot blocker Luke Kornet for four to six weeks with a torn medical collateral ligament in his left knee.

Scoochie Smith added 13 points, and Steve McElvene added 10 as Dayton shot its way back into the lead despite just seven points from leading scorer Charles Cooke.

Wade Baldwin IV and Damian Jones scored 18 apiece for Vanderbilt, which hit just one of its final six shots. 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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