Chattanooga snaps Flyers 26-game home-court win streak

DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Flyers fell to the Chattanooga Mocs 61-59 on Saturday night at UD Arena. The loss snaps Dayton’s 26 game home win streak. It was the Flyers’ first loss at home since being defeated by St. Joseph’s 60-57 on Jan. 29, 2014.


1st Half

  • Dayton led 8-6 with 13:44 to play in the first half, but Chattanooga responded with a three point basket to take the lead.
  • The Flyers never held a lead for the rest of the first half.
  • Both teams struggled offensively early in the first half, as neither team reached double digits until Chattanooga took an 11-8 lead with 11:15 remaining in the half.
  • The Mocs led 27-19 with 5:31 to play in the first half, which turned out to be their largest lead of the game.
  • Dayton went on a 5-0 run at the end of the half, but a Chattanooga basket allowed the Mocs to take a 29-24 going into the break.

2nd Half

  • Early in the second half, the Flyers went on a 13-2 run to take a 37-31 lead.
  • The run was sparked by Kyle Davis who scored seven points in the first four minutes of the second half.
  • Chattanooga came back from this deficit with two quick three point baskets to tie the game 46-46 with less than nine minutes to play.
  • The Mocs took a 55-53 lead with 3:46 to play, when Greg Pryor made his three point attempt.
  • The away team extended their lead to 59-55, but a layup by Charles Cooke brought the Flyers within two.
  • Moments later, Cooke converted a free throw to bring the Flyers within one, 59-58.
  • With just 31 seconds to play, Kendall Pollard tied the game at 59-59 on a free throw.
  • Chattanooga’s Greg Pryor was fouled going to the basket with five seconds left, and he converted two free throws to seal the game for the Mocs.


  • Kendall Pollard led the home team with 20 points.
  • Kyle Davis added 10 points.
  • Steve McElvene recorded six points, seven rebounds and a career-high five blocks.
  • Scoochie Smith had nine points and seven assists.
  • Leading scorer Charles Cooke was held to seven points, but he had six rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.
  • Dayton was held scoreless in the first half for more than four minutes.
  • Chattanooga had 22 bench points overall, compared to the home team’s seven.
  • The Flyers made just one three-point basket in the first half.
  • Dayton shot 50% from the floor, but just 23% from the three point line.
  • UD shot 26 free throws, but finished the game 14 of 26 (54%) from the free throw line.
  • Chattanooga shot 47% from the three point line during the game.
  • UTC outrebounded the Flyers 33-30.
  • Chattanooga’s Greg Pryor led the Mocs with 15 points.
  • Nine Chattanooga players scored in the game


After exam week, Dayton will host the Furman Paladins on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m. 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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