The No. 1 seed Dayton Flyers mounted a furious rally in the final minutes to make it close but couldn’t overcome a 13-point deficit in the second half and lost 82-79 Saturday to No. 4 seed St. Joseph’s in the semifinals of the A-10 tournament at the Barclays Center.
Dayton (24-7) will hear its name called on Selection Sunday, but its quest to win its first A-1o tournament since 2003 ended.
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Player of the game: Isaiah Miles scored 26 points for St. Joseph’s on 7-of-15 shooting.
Key stat: The Flyers made 6 of 21 3-pointers, and a couple of those weren’t until the end when their chances of victory were slim.
The Flyers led 24-18 with six minutes left in the first half but trailed 37-30 at halftime.
Player of the half: Miles made 5 of 9 shots from the field and 4 of 5 free throws. He has 15 points and six rebounds.
Big run: The Hawks went on a 12-0 run in a three-minute span just after the Flyers hit two 3-points to take their biggest lead, 24-18.
Key stat: The Flyers missed their first eight 3-pointers. They’re 2 of 11 from long range. The Hawks aren’t much better (4 of 15).
Foul trouble: Kendall Pollard and Kyle Davis each have two fouls for the Flyers. Miles has two fouls for the Hawks.
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