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Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 7:59 PM
DAYTON — The Dayton Flyers evened their record at 4-4 after dropping before .500 for the first time in almost 12 years, beating Tennessee Tech 79-66 on Wednesday at UD Arena.
Darrell Davis scored 19 points to lead the Flyers. Josh Cunningham had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Davis scored 14 points and made 4 of 6 3-pointers.
Dayton led 32-24 at halftime and had a double-digit lead for most of the second half, though the Golden Eagles (7-3) got as close as seven points at one point. Dayton put the game away for good on a couple of layups by Trey Landers in the final minutes
Dayton made 8 of 23 3-pointers. Tennessee Tech made 10 of 24. The Flyers committed 17 turnovers, which was nine fewer than they had Sunday in a loss at Mississippi State.
This was the first of three straight home games for Dayton, which hosts Penn at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Seven players scored in the first half for Dayton.
Key player: Cunningham was one of three Dayton players with six points. He also has eight rebounds and two assists.
Key stat: The Flyers shot 53.8 percent from the field. Tennessee Tech shot 32.1 percent. Dayton outscored Tennessee Tech 22-10 in the paint and 10-0 in fast-break points.
Big run: Dayton trailed 11-6 at the 14:47 mark and then went on a 15-0 run. The Golden Eagles ended the run with 9:26 to play in the half.
Largest lead: Dayton led by as many as 14 points with 3:24 to go.
Interesting development: After seeing limited minutes in the last two games, John Crosby played 12 minutes in the first half. He had four points, one assist and one turnover. He entered the game in the opening minutes when Jalen Crutcher left the game with an injury. Crutcher did return and appeared fine.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 5:18 PM
DAYTON — Dayton Flyers freshman Matej Svoboda will leave the program after one season to return home to the Czech Republic, according to a source.
Svoboda’s departure means Dayton has two scholarships open for the 2018-19 season. Xeyrius Williams announced he was transferring earlier this month.
Svoboda, a 6-foot-7 forward, will play professional basketball in his home country. He appeared in 28 games this past season for the Flyers, averaging 2.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game. He shot 20 percent from 3-point range (9 of 45).
Svoboda was recruited by Archie Miller’s staff and committed to Dayton in February of 2017. He signed with Dayton in May despite not having met new coach Anthony Grant in person.
» RELATED: Archdeacon on Svoboda
Svoboda was one of five members of the 2017 freshman class and one of six Flyers to make their college debuts last season.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 4:42 PM
DAYTON — Tickets are now on sale for the Battle 4 Atlantis, the November tournament in the Bahamas that will include the Dayton Flyers. On paper, it looks like one of the best in-season tournaments ever to have Dayton in the field.
Even if the Flyers are much improved from a 14-17 season, they might be the big underdog. The tournament features four teams from the 2018 NCAA tournament. It also includes three programs Dayton played in the NCAA tournament in 2014 and 2015. The top six conferences are represented: ACC, Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, Pac 12 and Big East.
» WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Green excited about Dayton’s future
The tournament takes place Nov. 21-23 on Paradise Island, Bahamas. Here’s a glance at the eight teams with 2018 RPI in parentheses:
1. Virginia (1): The Cavaliers ranked No. 1 in the RPI and received the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Of course, by now, everyone knows what happened next.
2. Middle Tennessee State (33): The Blue Raiders were snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee despite a 25-8 record. They also lost their coach, Kermit Davis, after 16 seasons. He’s now the head coach at Mississippi.
» FIRST FOUR: How teams fared in rest of tournament
3. Butler (41): The Bulldogs finished 21-14, losing 76-73 to Purdue in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
4. Florida (46): The Gators beat St. Bonaventure 77-62 in the first round before losing 69-66 to Texas Tech on Saturday. Florida beat Dayton 62-52 in the Elite Eight in 2014.
5. Oklahoma (49): The Sooners finished 18-14. They lost 83-78 to Rhode Island in the first round. Oklahoma knocked Dayton out of the tournament in 2015, winning 72-66 in the second round in Columbus.
6. Stanford (86): The Cardinal finished 19-15. They missed the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight season. They played Dayton in their last NCAA tournament game, losing 82-72 in the Sweet 16 in 2014.
7. Wisconsin (113): The Badgers saw their streak of 19 straight NCAA tournament appearances end this year. They finished 15-18. It was their first losing season since 1997-98 (12-19).
8. Dayton (147): Dayton’s streak of four NCAA appearances ended this March. The Flyers lose one starter, Darrell Davis, and return leading scorer Josh Cunningham (15.4 points per game).
Ticket packages now on sale for the 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis!— Dayton Basketball (@DaytonMBB) March 19, 2018
Order 🎟️: https://t.co/KBu0iTwghY
NOTE: Tickets may only be purchased as part of an all-inclusive travel package through the Atlantis Resort.
Held over the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 21-23). pic.twitter.com/jGPuo6OJlb
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 3:42 PM
— The next time something bad happens to a Cincinnati sports team, you might want to have a list of the worst recent moments to compare it to.
Here are seven from the 21st century, in chronological order:
March 9, 2000: Kenyon Martin’s broken leg
You think the hopes were high for Xavier and Cincinnati to do big things in the NCAA tournament this season?
You should have been around at the turn of the century.
Coach Bob Huggins’ Bearcats were ranked No. 1 after a dominant regular season keyed by Martin, their multi-talented senior center.
That all changed when he suffered a broken leg in the Conference USA tournament, though, knocking the Bearcats down to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.
They lost in the second round to Tulsa.
Jan. 8, 2006: Carson Palmer’s shredded knee
This wasn’t intended to be so gruesome. That’s just the way it’s starting out…
The Cincinnati Bengals today are known for being unable to win playoff games under Marvin Lewis. This was his first shot and still arguably their best… at least at the time the game started.
Carson Palmer connected with Chris Henry on a 66-yard pass on the second play of the Bengals’ first drive, but that was it for the budding star quarterback. He left the game after former Bengal Kimo von Oelhoffen hit him low.
Jon Kitna threw two interceptions in relief of Palmer, and the Steelers won 31-17 — en route to a surprising Super Bowl victory.
Oct. 6, 2010: Roy Halladay’s no-hitter
The Reds went into the 2010 postseason without great expectations but managed to disappoint anyway.
A three-game sweep at the hands of the Phillies started with Halladay allowing only a walk to Jay Bruce during a 4-0 win. It was only the second no-hitter in postseason history.
Not satisfied with having made that bit of dubious history, the Reds committed four errors and blew a four-run lead in Game 2 before getting shut out 2-0 in Game 3 to complete a disastrous series.
Dec. 11, 2011: The Crosstown Shootout brawl
The game that is supposed to show off the best basketball the city has to offer ended in ugliness.
After inciting the fight with relentless trash talk during their blowout win, Xavier players further disgraced themselves and the city with an embarrassing postgame comments that left the impression they had done nothing wrong.
Numerous suspensions were handed out and the game had to be played on a neutral court for two years.
Oct. 5, 2012: Giants complete NLDS comeback
After outscoring San Francisco 14-2 in the first two games of the series, the Reds needed to win just one of three games at Great American Ball Park to advance in the postseason for the first time since 1995.
They dropped the first back home but had Mat Latos set to start Game 5. He was acquired to win this type of game but got shelled instead, giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings.
The Reds put the tying runs on base with only one out in the ninth inning, but Bruce flew out and Scott Rolen struck out to end the game.
Jan. 9, 2016: The Meltdown
Like Homer Simpson having the Stone Of Shame removed from his neck only to then be shackled to the Stone of Triumph, the Bengals may have traded one tribulation for another.
After 14 years without making the playoffs (see above), the Bengals have more often than not been contenders… but they are 0-7 in the postseason.
This night’s 18-16 loss to the Steelers stands as the closest they have come to a win and the most painful loss.
A thrilling fourth-quarter comeback fell by the wayside when Jeremy Hill fumbled and 15-yard penalties on Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict led to an easy game-winning field goal for Pittsburgh.
March 19, 2018: Double disaster in the Music City
Dreams of a Crosstown Shootout rematch in the Final Four died hard on a Sunday night in Nashville, where No. 1 seed Xavier and No. 2 seed Cincinnati both blew big leads en route to humiliating defeats on the same floor within hours of each other.
The games inspired numerous tweets about the city’s sports being cursed as well as silly lists like this to help pass the time until the next heartbreak — or triumph?Follow @marcushartman
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:29 PM
— After 25 years, the Beast is back.
The Milwaukee Brewers are known for churning out entertaining videos -- remember their bullpen dance-off against the Chicago Cubs? -- and spring training was no exception last week as several players contributed to a shot-by-shot reenactment of a famous scene from the 1993 movie, “The Sandlot.”
The 1993 comedy was about a group of friends who loved playing the game but only had one ball. So when one player hits the ball over the fence, where a snarling, mean dog lives, the game is apparently over.
In the 2½-minute video, several players reprise the roles from the film, WTMJ reported. Stephen Vogt played Hamilton “Ham” Porter, who hits the home run. Brett Phillips plays Scotty Smalls, a newcomer who volunteers to retrieve the ball, while Eric Sogard has a memorable cameo as Squints.
Other players in the video include Christian Yelich as Benny, Hernan Perez as Yeah-Yeah, Jeremy Jeffress as Kenny, Josh Hader as Bertram, Chase Anderson (Tommy Timmons) and Jett Bandy (Timmy Timmons).
Plus, Hank the dog plays “the Beast.”
The scene is faithfully done, although Vogt bats left-handed. Ham bats right-handed in the 1993 film. And the Beast steals the scene.
There's heroes and there's legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die. pic.twitter.com/z7mKroaOQ1— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 19, 2018
Here is the original clip from the 1993 movie:
And here is what the Brewers do when they get bored in the bullpen: