Jalen Crutcher hit a 3-pointer from halfcourt at the buzzer to give the Dayton Flyers a 40-38 halftime lead over Virginia Commonwealth at the Siegel Center on Saturday.
Dayton's star: Crutcher scored five of Dayton's first seven points. He finished the half with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting. He also had four assists, six rebounds and one turnover and played all but one minute.
VCU's star: Justin Tillman made 7 of 13 shots from the field and scored 14 points.
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Key stat: Dayton made 10 of 17 shots from 2-point range and 6 of 15 3-pointers.
Big run: Dayton went on a 9-0 run after falling behind 22-20 to take its biggest lead, 29-22 with 7:42 left.
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Early struggles: John Crosby had three turnovers in five minutes for Dayton.
Good contribution: Matej Svoboda made 1 of 2 3-pointers. He and Crosby were Dayton's only reserves to play. Xeyrius Williams and Kostas Antetokounmpo didn't play in the first half.