Jalen Crutcher hit a go-ahead 3-pointer, and Trey Landers added two clutch free throws as the Dayton Flyers rallied to beat Davidson 65-64 on Tuesday at UD Arena.
Dayton trailed 61-60 with 56 seconds left when Crutcher hit a 3-pointer. Landers hit two free throws with 22 seconds left.
Davidson trimmed the deficit to one with a 3-pointer by Kellan Grady with 3 seconds to play. Darrell Davis missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Davidson’s Kellan Grady missed a halfcourt shot at the buzzer, but the officials were waving the shot off before it missed. It came after the buzzer.
The Flyers improved to 10-10 and 4-4 in the Atlantic 10 with a victory over second-place Davidson (10-8, 5-2), which saw its five-game winning streak end.
Landers led the Flyers with 16 points. Josh Cunningham had 15. Darrell Davis scored 14. Crutcher had 12.
The Dayton Flyers scored the first 12 points of the game and built a 31-26 halftime lead against Davidson on Tuesday at UD Arena.
Dayton’s star: Josh Cunningham made 6 of 9 shots from the field and scored 12 points.
Davidson’s star: Peyton Aldridge scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting to lead the Wildcats.
Key stat: The Flyers had three turnovers in the half. They had 21 in their last game, an 88-74 loss to Rhode Island.
Big run: Other than the opening 12-0 run, Dayton went on an 10-1 run to turn a 19-18 lead into a 29-19 advantage.