Dayton's Obi Toppin dunks against Duquesne on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2020, at UD Arena.
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Obi Toppin sets Dayton Flyers’ single-season dunk record

Dayton star scores 28 in victory over Duquesne

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Toppin dunked six times and scored 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting in an 80-70 victory. He now has 89 dunks this season.

Toppin also joined the 1,000-point club in the game. He needed 21 points to hit the milestone. He’s the 50th player in school history to score 1,000.

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Toppin leads the nation in dunks. Entering Saturday, he had a two-dunk lead (83-81) over Kansas center Udoka Azubuike. No one else in the country had more than 60.

Obi Toppin, Trey Landers and Anthony Grant talk to media after beating Duquesne.

Toppin set the record last season with 83 dunks. Chris Wright owned the Dayton single-season record for dunks (66 in 2009-10) until Toppin tied his mark on Feb. 23, 2019, against Saint Louis and broke the record with six dunks against Massachusetts on Feb. 26. Wright still owns the career record (177).

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Last season, Toppin had 83 dunks and 201 made field goals. He shot 66.6 percent from the field, ranking fourth in the country.

Toppin also owns the school record for dunks in a game (10 against North Florida on Dec. 30, 2019).

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