University Of Dayton Flyers

No. 21 Dayton bounces back with blowout win of George Washington

Photo of DaRon Holmes II. Photo courtesy of Rick Roshto

DAYTON — The No. 21 ranked Dayton Flyers got back on track Tuesday night with an 83-61 win over George Washington at the UD Arena.

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DaRon Holmes led three players in double figures with 25 points and 12 rebounds while Nate Santos and Koby Brea each scored 17.

UD was coming off a road loss Saturday night at Richmond that snapped its 13-game winning streak.

The Flyers improved to 17-3 overall (7-1 in the Atlantic 10).

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Both teams started sluggish as GW led 4-3 at the under-16 timeout but Dayton went on a 12-2 scoring run to go up 12-7 with 11:59 left in the first half.

The lead was cut to 12-9 before UD took control. Holmes made a layup and scored off an alley-oop from Kobe Elvis. Santos added a layup and three-pointer to extend the advantage to 24-9 and cap a 12-0 run.

The Revolutionaries got within eight, 24-16, with 5:24 left in the first half. But Santos scored nine of UD’s next 11 points to help expand the lead to 35-24.

The Flyers led 38-24 at halftime.

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Holmes scored the first eight points of the second half for Dayton, including a put-back finish to expand the advantage to 46-30.

Isaac Jack’s dunk and Brea’s trey increased the lead to 53-30 with 14:21 left. George Washington got back within 15, but Javon Bennett’s three-pointer stretched the lead back to 18, 63-45, with 8:59 left.

Brea buried a deep three that got the lead to 21 points, 68-47. He knocked down his fifth three-pointer of the night to give UD their largest lead of the game, 75-49.

Brady Uhl capped the night by scoring the Flyers’ last seven points.

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Dayton’s next game will be Friday night at 7 p.m. when they host St. Bonaventure at the UD Arena.

Pre-game coverage on WHIO Radio begins at 6 p.m. The game will also be carried here at WHIO.com.

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