Dayton held Hassan Martin, the Rams’ leading scorer with 15.4 points per game, to seven points. E.C. Matthews scored 13. Stanford Robinson had 13 points off the bench.
Injury news: Dayton played its second straight game and third game in the last four without leading scorer Charles Cooke, who remains sidelined with wrist and back injuries.
“He’s a bona-fide all-conference player,” Miller said. “We’ve just got to get him back healthy. The goal will be to work every day now until we play UMass, and hopefully we’ll have him back.”
Next week: Dayton plays at Massachusetts (10-5, 0-2) at 7 p.m. Wednesday and then travels to Duquesne (8-7, 1-1) for a noon game Jan. 14.
UMass plays at Virginia Commonwealth (12-3, 2-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Minutemen lost 89-77 at home to St. Bonaventure in their A-10 opener and 86-81 at George Mason on Wednesday. UMass leads the A-10 in field-goal percentage defense (39.2)
Duquesne won 75-72 at Fordham on its first conference game and then lost 94-87 at home to VCU on Wednesday.
Recruiting update: Southern Methodist transfer Harry Froling did not end up visiting Dayton Jan. 5. He's choosing between Oregon State and Marquette. UD has one scholarship open for the 2017-18 season.