Highlights: Dayton Flyers open game with 27-7 run vs. UMass
The Flyers opened the game on a 14-2 run and dominated the rest of the half, building a 48-22 halftime lead in their A-10 home opener at UD Arena.
» ROSTER NEWS: Johnson withdraws from UD
Dayton built its largest halftime lead of the season. It led La Salle by 22 at halftime two games ago. It has not trailed at halftime this season and most of the time has held double-digit leads, though it was tied at halftime with Saint Joseph’s in its previous game.
» MARCH FORECAST: Where do Flyers stand in NCAA picture
Toppin led the Flyers with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Ryan Mikesell and Jalen Crutcher scored eight each. Mikesell had eight rebounds.
Dayton shot 58.8 percent from the field and held UMass to 26.1 percent shooting. The Minutemen committed 12 turnovers.