Dayton's Josh Cunningham drives to the basket against George Mason on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at UD Arena.
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

George Mason stuns Dayton with 7-0 run in final minutes

Flyers fall to 4-2 in the A-10, while the Patriots improve to 6-1

Dayton led 63-60 after a 3-pointer by Jordan Davis with 2:58 to play. Those were Dayton’s last points. The Flyers had a chance to extend the lead to five points on the next possession, but Davis missed a fast-break layup.

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A jumper by Jared Reuter cut Dayton’s lead to 63-62, and then Obi Toppin committed a costly turnover, which led to the go-ahead basket, a putback dunk by Ian Boyd, on the fast break with 1:32 to go.

Dayton had three turnovers, four missed shots and a missed free throw in the final 2:58.

Jalen Crutcher missed what would have been a go-ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.

Dayton falls to 12-7 and 4-2. George Mason is 12-8 and 6-1. Josh Cunningham led the Flyers with 15 points. Toppin had 11.

Dayton coach talks after 67-63 loss to George Mason on Jan. 23, 2019, at UD Arena
Video: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Dayton forward talks after 67-63 loss to George Mason on Jan. 23, 2019
Video: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

HALFTIME RECAP

Cunningham scored 11 points to lead the Flyers to a 33-31 halftime lead.

Cunningham, who made 4 of 6 shots from the field, including 1 of 2 3-pointers, had nine points in the first six minutes.

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Each team led by as many as six points. Dayton had the early advantage. Then the Patriots took control with a 12-0 run. The Flyers outscored the Patriots 13-5 in the last 7:41.

Ryan Mikesell scored seven points for Dayton. Dwayne Cohill hit two 3-pointers in a short span to help Dayton rally from a 26-20 deficit. He scored six points. 

Dayton made 9 of 15 2-point field goals but 4 of 15 3-point shots. 

Javon Greene led George Mason with seven points. Justin Kier and Jarred Reuter each scored six. Otis Livingston II had five points.

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