Dayton suffers a disappointing loss at Fordham

BRONX, NY — The Dayton Flyers went on the road for the first time in the Atlantic 10 season and suffered a disappointing loss at Fordham, 55-54, at Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx, NY.

Chris Austin buried a three-pointer with 24 seconds left and Ibi Watson missed a jumper as time expired. UD suffered its first loss to Fordham since 2006. The Flyers fall to 5-3 overall, 1-2 in the Atlantic 10.

Jalen Crutcher led Dayton with 14 points and Mustaphar Amzil added 10 points. UD shot 18-43 from the floor, including 4-23 from three-point range. The Rams made 60 percent of their shots in the second half, including six treys. Chris Austin led all scorers with 20 points.

Dayton led 27-24 at halftime and led by as much as eight points, 39-31 with over 13 minutes left in the game but the Rams led, 48-43, with 6:22 remaining, outscoring UD, 17-4. The game was tied at 50-50 but Crutcher and Elijah Weaver to give the Flyers a 54-52 lead with under a minute left but Austin’s three put Fordham ahead for good.

Dayton’s next game will be Friday night when they travel to Davidson, NC to play the Davidson Wildcats. Tip-off is at 9 pm, pre-game coverage starts at 8:30 pm on the Home of the Flyers, AM 1290 and 95-7, WHIO. You can also hear the online here on WHIO.com.