Rhode Island shot 54.1 percent from the field. Dayton shot 43.5 percent. Turnovers were Dayton’s biggest issue all night. It finished with 22.
The Dayton Flyers led for most of the first half but found themselves on the wrong end of a 36-34 deficit at halftime Friday against No. 18 Rhode Island at the Ryan Center.
Dayton's star: Jalen Crutcher scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting but also committed four turnovers. He had three turnovers in the last two minutes.
Rhode Island's star: Jeff Dowtin scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
Key stat: Dayton committed 13 turnovers. Rhode Island had five.
» RELATED: Dayton’s last senior class playing around the globe
Big run: Dayton led 30-25 with three minutes to play. Rhode Island ended the half on an 11-4 run.
Foul trouble: Darrell Davis is the only Dayton player with two fouls. Jarvis Garrett has two fouls for Rhode Island.
Block party: Dayton blocked four shots. Kostas Antetokounmpo had two blocks, and Trey Landers had two.
Lineup news: Xeyrius Williams didn't make the trip to Rhode Island for the game. He's not playing for the fifth time in the last six games.
Big picture: Rhode Island has already clinched a share of the A-10 title and can win the championship outright with a victory Friday. Dayton entered the game tied for sixth with three teams.