The Flyers are 10-0 this season when reaching the 75-point mark.
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DAYTON CLOSES 2012-13 REGULAR SEASON SATURDAY AT GEORGE WASHINGTON
The University of Dayton Flyers close the 2012-13 regular season on the road against the George Washington Colonials on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, carried by WHIO Radio and is available with live video, stats and audio at DaytonFlyers.com.
Dayton is on a roll with a three-game winning streak. UD, 17-12 overall and 7-8 in Atlantic 10 play, during its three-game unbeaten streak is averaging 80.3 points per game and shooting .566 from the field. In fact, the Flyers have shot 50 percent or better from the floor in five straight games. Lately it has been UD’s two seniors who have raised their level of play. Kevin Dillard leads the team in scoring (15.1), assists (4.7), 3-pointers made (51), free throws made (127), free throw percentage (.894) and minutes (32.6). Josh Benson has scored in double figures in six of the last nine games, averaging 10.8 points and shooting .563 (36-of-64) from the field.
ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON
The George Washington Colonials (12-16 overall and 6-9 Atlantic 10) are on a four-game losing streak. GW is led by the trio of Isaiah Armwood (11.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg), Lasan Kromah (10.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg) and Patricio Garino (9.3 ppg). Armwood ranks second in the A-10 and 30th nationally with 2.4 blocks per game, while Garino is fourth in the A-10 and 20th nationally with 2.3 steals per game.
George Washington leads the all-time series 15-14, but the Flyers have won five of the last six meetings. Last season UD defeated GW twice, both times at UD Arena. Dayton won 75-59 in the regular season finale and came back three days later to defeat the Colonials, 67-50, in the Atlantic 10 Championship First Round.
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK
After winning three straight, Dayton’s magic number make the Atlantic 10 Championship is one. Dayton is in a four-way tie for ninth-place with Charlotte, Richmond and St. Bonaventure with a 7-8 record. GW is one game back at 6-9. Only 12 teams make the conference tournament. This is UD’s 18th season in the Atlantic 10 and in each of the previous 17 years the Flyers earned a berth to the A-10 Championship.
EYE 75 ON THE SCOREBOARD
The Flyers are 10-0 this season when reaching the 75-point mark. In games where Dayton allows 75-plus points, that record is 1-4. UD has a 57-7 record the previous six years when they score 75 or more points.
• In Atlantic 10 games, the Flyers lead the conference in field goal percentage (.484), 3-point field goal shooting (.413) and defensive rebounding (28.8).
• The Flyers have played nine games that have gone down to the final minute this season, winning just two (Saint Joseph’s and Richmond).
• Dayton finished non-conference play with 10 victories, the seventh consecutive year achieving 10-plus wins prior to Atlantic 10 action.
• Overall, Dayton leads the A-10 in field goal percentage (.471) and 3-point shooting (.384).
• Kevin Dillard leads the A-10 in free throw shooting and ranks eighth in scoring and fifth in assists. He has scored in double figures in 20 of his last 22 games.
• Dillard is 35-of-36 (.972) in the last two minutes of the game this season at the charity stripe.
• In the last nine games, Dillard is shooting 42-of-44 at the free throw line (.955).
• Dillard has scored 20-plus points in a game six times this season, three more than the rest of the Flyers combined (Vee Sanford, Josh Benson and Dyshawn Pierre each have one apiece).
• Devin Oliver ranks fifth in the Atlantic 10 in overall rebounding (8.0 rpg). He also leads the Flyers with seven double-doubles this season and 34 steals.
• Oliver has 13 double-figure rebounding games, tied for second-most in the Atlantic 10.
• Josh Benson ranks fifth in the conference in field goal percentage and 14th in blocks.
• Vee Sanford has scored in double figures in 11 of his last 14 contests.
• Sanford is shooting .809 at the free throw line, second-best on the team and 13th in the A-10. Sanford is also 23rd in the conference in scoring at 12.1 points per game.
• Dyshawn Pierre is shooting 11-of-15 (.733) from the field during the three-game win streak.
• Matt Derenbecker ranks seventh the conference in 3-point field goal shooting at .425.