Dayton back to .500 with overtime victory

Cunningham stars with 29 points for Flyers


Highlights

Dayton plays at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday.

Josh Cunningham scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Dayton Flyers to an 88-83 overtime victory against Georgia State on Saturday at UD Arena.

Georgia State start D’Marcus Simonds hit the game-tying basket with 2.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Dayton guard Jordan Davis hit a big 3-pointer with 1:09 left in overtime to extend the lead to 82-78, and the Flyers made their free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Dayton evened its record at 5-5 with two non-conference games left: at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday and home against Wagner on Dec. 23.

Darrell Davis scored 22 points for Dayton. Jordan Davis scored 12. John Crosby had 11. Trey Landers had 10.

FIRST-HALF RECAP

The Flyers scored the last eight points of the first half to take a 40-36 halftime lead.

Dayton’s star: Cunningham made 4 of 5 shots from the field and 7 of 9 free throws. He led the Flyers with 15 points.

Georgia State’s star: Devin Mitchell made 3 of 4 3-pointers. He led the Panthers with 12 points.

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Key stat: Dayton made 14 of 20 free throws. Georgia State made 5 of 11.

Rebound edge: Dayton held a 21-12 advantage on the boards.

Back in action: Xeyrius Williams returned to the court after missing five games. He had a rebound and an assist in the first half.

Lineup change: Freshman guard Jordan Davis made his second start of the season for Dayton. John Crosby moved back into the starting lineup, replacing Jalen Crutcher. Kostas Antetokounmpo came off the bench after starting the last six games.


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