Key moment: Dayton's Trey Landers played a key role in Dayton's victory with 12 points and seven rebounds but also was whistled for a technical foul in the second half after protesting a call. The Colonials hit 1 of 2 free throws to cut into Dayton's 62-58 lead at the 6:42 mark.
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Landers said he apologized to his teammates and coaches after the game.
“I was hot at that moment because the calls weren’t going our way,” Landers said. “I’m going up for a layup and clearly got grabbed, but I have to do a better job of not getting too out of whack.”
Alumni update: The Flyers took advantage of a scheduling coincidence and watched former teammate Kostas Antetokounmpo play a NBA G League game. Dayton flew to Washington on Tuesday afternoon, and Antetokounmpo and the Texas Legends played the Capital City Go-Go on Tuesday night at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on the southeast side of the city.
Antetokounmpo, who left the program in March after playing one season and was the last pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, had nine points and six rebounds in 24 minutes in a 114-105 loss. He’s averaging 9.1 points and 5.9 rebounds in 24 games. He has started 14 games.
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Ticket news: Dayton has sold out its three February home games vs. Duquesne (2 p.m., Feb 2), VCU (4 p.m., Feb. 16) and Saint Louis (4 p.m., Feb. 23). With those three games sold out, Dayton has sold out six games this season, bringing the total number of UD Arena sellouts to 124 since 1969.
There are fewer than 100 tickets left for the March 1 game vs. Rhode Island.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays Massachusetts (7-8, 0-2) at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at UD Arena (TV: NBC Sports Network).
The Minutemen lost 69-60 at home to La Salle (3-11, 1-1) in their A-10 opener and 65-62 at Saint Louis (11-4, 2-0) on Wednesday.