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Josh Cunningham scored a season-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting for Dayton. Jalen Crutcher scored 14. Trey Landers had 11.
Dayton led the entire second half but had to hold off a charge by the Broncos, who got as close as seven points after making three straight 3-pointers midway through the half.
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Crutcher made 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 12 points in the first half as the Dayton Flyers built a 45-33 halftime lead.
Crutcher made his first four 3-point attempts and didn’t miss one until the final seconds of the half.
Dayton shot 69.2 percent from the field and led by as many as 18 points.
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Toppin made all six of his field-goal attempts and also scored 12 points. Cunningham made 4 of 6 shots and scored 10. Trey Landers made 3 of 4 shots, scoring eight points.
Western Michigan shot 52 percent from the field. Michael Flowers led the Broncos with seven points. Ten players scored at least a point for Western Michigan.
NOTE: Fewer than 100 tickets remain for Saturday's 2 p.m. game against Presbyterian at UD Arena.