<P><B>March 9, 2005</B>
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<P><P><b>University of Dayton Notes</b>
Dayton has now won six of its last seven Atlantic 10 Tournament games.
<P>UD is now two wins shy of its sixth-straight 20-win season.
<P>The win is the Flyers' first in the city of Cincinnati since the 1999-2000 season when the Flyers defeated No. 12 Kentucky in US Bank Arena (then the Firstar Center) on November 29, 1999. Both Dayton and St. Bonaventure earned at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament that season.
<P>The Flyers and Bonnies have now met five times in the Atlantic 10 Championship, UD's most-common A-10 tournament opponent, with St. Bonaventure holding a 3-2 lead.
<P>Dayton leads the all-time series against St. Bonaventure 9-8.
<P>Flyers' record in the Atlantic 10 Championship improves to 12-8 and 5-2 in the A-10 Opening Round.
Dayton is 3-0 versus East No. 6 seeds in the A-10 Tourney, and 4-2 as the West No. 3 seed.
<P>Dayton is now 3-8 all-time at US Bank Arena.
<P><A HREF="http://daytonflyers.collegesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/gregory_brian00.html">Brian Gregory's</a> A-10 Tournament record improves to 3-1.
<P>Dayton is 11-4 in Conference Tournament games in the state of Ohio (10-2 Dayton, 1-2 in Cincinnati)
<P>The Flyers will face Temple for the second time in A-10 Tournament action, UD won its first Atlantic 10 Championship be beating the Owls in the 2003 Final 79-72, at UD Arena.
<P>UD's 44 points in the first half marked the Flyers' third-highest scoring half of the season, behind only the first half against Texas Southern (48) and the second half at Temple (45).
<p>Dayton's 30-point win is the largest margin of victory for the Flyers this year and the longest since the Flyers defeated UMass by 28 on February 2003. The previous high this season was 19 points against Texas Southern (79-60) on December 11. Dayton's largest lead in any game this year was 23 at Cornell on January 9. It also is the third-highest differential in A-10 Tournament history, trailing only Rutgers' 33-point victory against St. Bonaventure in 1989 and Rhode Island's 31-point win against Rutgers in 1988.
<P>The Flyers 40-19 advantage on the glass was UD's largest rebounding margin of the season, and the 19 rebounds against match a season-best at keeping opponents off the glass.
<P>Of UD's 44 first-half points, 33 were scored by freshmen and 53 of the total points.
<P>Freshman <A HREF="http://daytonflyers.collegesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/binnie_jimmy00.html">Jimmy Binnie</a> recorded his third game with double-digit points, and second in his last three games.
<P>The Flyers shot a season-high 55.1 percent for the game (27-of-49), eclipsing the 53.2 percent mark UD shot against Akron.
<P>Dayton's field-goal percentage against of 29.2 percent is UD's second-best defensive effort of the season, trailing only the 27.9 percent the Flyers held Texas Southern to.
<P>UD's 78 points is the third-highest point total of the season for the Flyers, behind the 93 against Duquesne and the 79 scored versus Texas Southern.
<b>St. Bonaventure University Notes</b>
With tonight's loss, St. Bonaventure finishes the season 2-26. The defeat also drops the Bonnies to 8-9 all-time against Dayton. St. Bonaventure is now 12-25 all-time in A-10 Tournament action.
St. Bonaventure shot just 29.2 percent from the field (14-for-48), including 3-for-19 (.158) from three-point range.
Game Leaders: Michael Lee scored 14 points and Wade Dunston had 12. Ahmad Smith had 5 rebounds. Patrick Lottin had 4 assists.