Dayton Flyers rout Louisville to reach Elite Eight

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UD's Malott on Sweet 16 win

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

In the final minute, a Dayton women’s basketball fan shouted from the stands, “Is there anyone else from Kentucky we can beat?”

The No. 7 seed Dayton Flyers beat No. 2 seed Kentucky 99-94 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time, and they routed No. 3 seed Louisville 82-66 on Saturday at the Times Union Center to enter more uncharted territory, the Elite Eight.

The Flyers will play No. 1 seed Connecticut, the two-time defending national champions, in the regional final at 7 p.m. Monday in Albany. The Huskies (35-1) beat Texas 105-54 in the first regional semifinal in Albany on Saturday.

Andrea Hoover led the Flyers with 26 points. Amber Deane scored 15 points. Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Dayton (28-6) broke open a close game with a 13-0 run that started at the 8:26 mark of the second half. A 55-53 lead grew to 68-53 in less than four minutes.