Dayton 30 42 72
Stbonnies 30 39 69
Date of game: 2/8/2014

Recap: St Bonaventure vs. Dayton

Olean, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by 15 points and four rebounds from Devin Oliver, the Dayton Flyers edged past the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 72-69, in an Atlantic 10 matchup at the Reilly Center.

For the Flyers (16-8, 4-5 A-10), Vee Sanford also finished with 15 points in a reserve role.

Charlon Kloof and Youssou Ndoye each scored a game-high 17 points for the Bonnies (13-10, 3-6), while Matthew Wright added 12 points.

Dayton shot just 36.7 percent from the field in the first half but did connect on 4-of-10 from 3-point range. St. Bonaventure hit on 47.6 percent of its field goal tries but only 1-of-3 from beyond the arc, as the teams went into halftime knotted at 30-30.

After intermission, both squads came out firing. The Flyers connected on 53.1 percent of their field goal tries and the Bonnies knocked down 51.7 percent, including 3-of-7 from deep. Trailing 64-59 with just under five minutes to play, the Flyers scored nine straight points to go ahead 68-64 with 1:12 left in regulation. The Bonnies cut the lead to one just 19 seconds later on a 3- pointer by Kloof, but the Flyers hit all four of their free throws in the final 12 seconds to ensure the win.

The teams were dead even in the paint, each scoring 36 points down low. The Flyers dominated the glass, outrebounding the Bonnies, 39-28.

Game Notes

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