Dayton (14-7, 6-2) matched its win total from last season and moved into third place by itself with the rest of the conference idle on Tuesday. George Mason (13-8, 7-1) and Davidson (15-5, 6-1) lead the way. The Hawks (9-12, 2-6) fell into 11th place.
The Flyers outscored Saint Joseph’s 22-4 in the last 10:15 of the first half to take a 39-30 halftime lead.
The Hawks led 26-17 at the 10:25 mark and made two more baskets the rest of the way. Dayton began a 14-0 run after falling behind by nine.
» FOLLOW THE FLYERS: All the links you need for the season in one place
Mikesell led the Flyers with 11 points. He made 2 of 4 3-pointers and also had a 3-point play. Toppin scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
Brown, the Atlantic 10’s leading scorer, scored 10 points in the first three minutes for the Hawks and then four points in the rest of the half. He made 6 of 11 shots.
» FORDHAM GAME: Five takeaways | Double-double for Cunningham | Photos
Saint Joseph’s made five of its first six shots and then struggled. It shot 44.4 percent. It made 4 of 15 3-pointers.
Dayton shot 50 percent. The Flyers made 13 of 20 shots from 2-point range. They outscored the Hawks 26-10 in the paint.