Toppin’s team has helped him raise his profile. The Flyers are 17-2 and 6-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Van Pelt asked Toppin about Dayton’s performance against Kansas in the Maui Invitational championship.
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“Going into that game, we knew they were a really good team,” Toppin said. “We knew we were going to have to fight til the end. Even though we lost, we knew the team we were and so after that game it just pushed us even harder in practice every single day because we knew we could fight for a national championship this year, and that’s what we’re doing.”