“The theme was the same for 40 minutes,” Grant said. “I thought Trey competed. We just didn’t have enough guys that competed at the level we need guys to compete.”
Dayton (13-16, 7-10) is tied for ninth place with Duquesne, George Washington and La Salle with one game to play. The Flyers will have to beat George Washington at UD Arena on Saturday and hope either La Salle or Duquesne lose, or they will get one of the bottom four seeds in the A-10 tournament.
Grant said he tried to warn his players of the challenge they had Wednesday. He told WHIO’s Larry Hansgen after the game he saw this coming.
“We’ve talked about it all year,” he said. “But when you deal with young people, the message maybe doesn’t get through. I thought tonight we didn’t compete at the level my expectation for our program is to compete, so we have to address that.”