Flyers zip past Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – Trey Landers recorded career highs of 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Dayton Flyers to an 87-81 road victory over the Richmond Spiders.

Josh Cunningham led all scorers with 20 points on 8 of 8 field goal shooting and Darrell Davis added 17 points as Dayton improved to 8-8 overall and 2-2 in the Atlantic 10.

– Dayton led 47-35 after the opening 20 minutes of play thanks to Cunningham’s 15 points.
– The Flyers closed the half on a 7-2 run.
– UD shot 68 percent from the floor, best in a first half this season.
– Richmond cut the Flyer lead to 36-33, but Cunningham scored seven of his 15 points in the last 2:11 of the half.

– Dayton led by as many as 15 before the Spiders went on a 17-4 run to cut the UD advantage to 59-56 at the 12:12 mark.
– The Flyers pushed the lead to 61-56 when Cunningham picked up his fourth foul and went to the bench with 11:20 to go.
– UD responded with an 8-2 run and held a 69-62 advantage with 6:12 remaining.
– With the Flyers ahead 80-77, Landers got an offensive rebound and stick back to push the lead back to five.
– After a Richmond field goal, Darrell Davis sank a pair of free throws to push the lead back to five. The Flyers held on with another Cunningham dunk to pick up the victory.

– Dayton is 8-0 this season when scoring 71 or more points.
– The 47 first half points were a season high for the Flyers.
– Landers has now scored in double figures in 4 of his last 7 games.
– Cunningham and Darrell Davis have each scored in double figures in five straight games.
– It was the first true road victory this season. UD has six victories at home and one on a neutral site.
– UD shot 63 percent from the field and had 44 points in the paint.
– The Flyers also out-rebounded Richmond 33-24.
– Dayton has now won six straight over the Spiders.
– The bench came up big for Dayton as well. Kostas Antetokounmpo registered nine points, four rebounds and two blocks, while John Crosby added nine points.

– Dayton returns home to host the VCU Rams on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET. 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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