Dayton's Josh Cunningham scores against Duquesne on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at UD Arena.
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Dayton rallies in final two minutes to beat Duquesne

Obi Toppin leads Flyers with career-high 26 points

Dayton trailed 45-34 at the 14:45 mark in the second half and then began a 16-3 run to take the lead. The Flyers made four 3-pointers in that span after missing their first nine.

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After Duquesne tied the game on a basket by Marcus Weathers with 2:00 to play, Jalen Crutcher hit a floater with 1:39 to go.

Crutcher then made 1 of 2 free throws with 43 seconds to play. Jordan Davis made 1 of 2 free throws with 0.6 to go after Duquesne missed a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left.

Dayton (15-7, 7-2) moved into third place all by itself in the Atlantic 10 Conference as Duquesne fell to 15-7 and 6-3.

Obi Toppin led the Flyers with a career-high 26 points. He made 11 of 16 shots from the field. Crutcher scored 16. Eric Williams Jr. scored 20 for the Dukes.

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Video: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

HALFTIME RECAP

Duquesne outscored the Flyers 15-0 from 3-point range and took a 36-28 halftime lead.

The Dukes made 5 of 12 3-pointers. The Flyers missed all eight of their 3-point attempts.

Duquesne took control with a 12-2 run after the game was tied at 15-15. The Dukes led by as many as 14 points, 32-18. Dayton ended the half on a 10-4 run.

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Obi Toppin led Dayton with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He had two dunks. Jalen Crutcher, Ryan Mikesell and Trey Landers each had four points.

Sincere Carry led Duquesne with 11 points. Duquense scored 13 points off seven Dayton turnovers. The Dukes committed three turnovers.

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