The Dayton Flyers played about as poorly as they can play in a half at home, at least on offense, and trailed Saint Louis 29-29 at halftime Tuesday night.
Dayton tied its season low for points scored in the first half. It also had 20 points in the first half in a loss at Mississippi State.
Key stat: The Flyers committed eight turnovers to four by Saint Louis. Darrell Davis had three turnovers for Dayton. Two came on back-to-back possessions.
Dayton's star: Trey Landers leads Dayton with five points. He banked in a 3-pointer for the first points in the game.
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Saint Louis star: Davell Roby made 4 of 7 shots from the field and scored 11 points.
Big run: Dayton led 12-11. Then Saint Louis went on a 9-0 run over the next five-plus minutes. Neither team scored in an almost four-minute stretch.
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Big play: Dayton cut the deficit to 26-20 on a layup by Kostas Antetokounmpo with 35 seconds left. Aaron Hines hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left to give the Billikens a nine-point halftime lead.