Dayton Flyers fall to Colorado on buzzer-beating 3 in overtime

Dayton falls to 9-2 with its second overtime loss

Colorado’s D’Shawn Schwartz made a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to beat the No. 13 Dayton Flyers 78-76 on Saturday in the Chicago Legends event at the United Center.

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Dayton’s Jalen Crutcher put Dayton ahead on a layup with 10 seconds left. Colorado did not call time-out. Dayton sent three defenders at Tyler Bey as he worked for in the post, but he passed out to Schwartz, who was wide open. There was not a defender within 10 feet as he made the shot.

Dayton fell to 9-2 with its second overtime loss. It lost 90-84 to Kansas in the Maui Invitational.

Dayton trailed for most of the second half but tied the game in the final seconds on a 3-pointer by Obi Toppin, who had missed his first five 3-pointers, including one on the previous possession.

Dayton took a 74-71 lead with 1:44 to go on a basket by Ibi Watson but then gave up three straight points. The Flyers didn’t lead again until the go-ahead layup by Crutcher, who led the team with 19 points.

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Toppin scored 17 points. Rodney Chatman had 12 points.

Former Dayton recruit McKinley Wright with 29 points on 10-of-22 shooting. Schwartz made 5 of 7 3-pointers.

The Flyers shot 50 percent, while the Buffaloes shot 40 percent. Colorado outscored Dayton 17-5 at the free-throw line.


Chatman hit a short jump shot in the final seconds of the first half, giving the Flyers a 36-32 halftime lead.

Chatman led the Flyers with 12 points in the half, making 5 of 8 field goals. Ibi Watson scored seven. Toppin had six.

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Dayton led from the start after opening the game with a 19-5 run in the first six minutes. The Buffaloes answered with a 14-2 run in the next six minutes.

Wright, who signed with Dayton but changed his mind when Archie Miller left for Indiana, led Colorado with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Dayton fans booed him every time he touched the ball in the opening minutes.

Dayton shot 57.1 percent and made 4 of 9 3-pointers Colorado shot 42.9 percent and made 3 of 11 3-pointers but grabbed six offensive rebounds and scored eight second-chance points. Colorado outscored Dayton 5-0 at the free-throw line.

NOTES: Dayton forward Chase Johnson missed his third straight game with an illness. He did not travel with the team to Chicago.

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