Two walk-ons scored in the final minute. Fans were chanting, “Obi! Obi! Obi!,” and then “We want Kansas!” and everyone rooting for the Dayton Flyers had a grand time for the second straight day at the Maui Invitational.
One day after beating Georgia 80-61, Dayton routed Virginia Tech with an even stronger performance, winning 89-62 in the semifinals at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Dayton (5-0) will play in the Maui Invitational championship for the second time. It will face No. 4 Kansas at 5 p.m. on Wednesday (noon in Maui). Kansas beat BYU 71-56 in the second semifinal Tuesday.
Ibi Watson grabbed a missed 3-pointer out of the air and dunked it with one hand to end the first half, putting an exclamation point on a dominant performance. Dayton built a 49-31 halftime lead against Virginia Tech.
Toppin put on a first-half show for the second straight day. He scored 14 points and made 3 of 5 3-pointers.