Elvis’ career day leads Dayton past Troy

Kobe Elvis’ shooting touch was in the building Saturday.

Elvis scored a career-high 24 points and made 9 of 15 shots, including four of six 3-point attempts to lead Dayton to an 82-70 nonconference victory over Troy at UD Arena.

Elvis entered the game averaging 7.3 points and shooting 28.6% and 29% from 3-point range. His eight-point run — two 3-pointers and a scooping layup in traffic — pushed Dayton’s lead from 20-17 to 28-22. The Flyers (7-2) were well on their way to a 45-31 halftime lead and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.

DaRon Holmes II scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and 18th of his career.

Troy (4-5) entered the game with 9.4 rebounding advantage. But the Flyers outrebounded the Trojans 37-29.

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