Rams Drop Heartbreaker to No. 17/19 Dayton, 68-66

Rams Drop Heartbreaker to No. 17/19 Dayton, 68-66

How It Happened
Rhode Island dropped a heartbreaker as No. 17/19 Dayton escaped the Ryan Center with a 68-66 victory Friday night.

In a game that featured 17 lead changes – three of which came in the final 55 seconds – Dayton got the final lead of the night on a 3-pointer by Darrell Davis from the corner with 20 seconds to go. Rhode Island's Four McGlynn had a 3-point attempt in the final seconds, but it missed and the Flyers controlled the rebound.

Jared Terrell hit a 3-pointer with 3:22 remaining to cap a 17-6 Rhode Island run that gave the Rams (14-11, 6-6 A-10) a 61-58 lead. Dyshawn Pierre scored four straight points to put Dayton (21-3, 11-1 A-10) back up by one, but Jarvis Garrett came right back with a layup to give Rhode Island a 63-62 edge.

Pierre hit a pair of free throws with 55 seconds to go to put the Flyers up one. Hassan Martin moved the Rams back in front with an old-fashioned 3-point play, converting a layup and drawing the foul with 40 seconds left. However, Dayton used strong ball movement to set up the winning shot by Davis and give the Flyers their ninth straight win.

Inside the Box Score

  • Four McGlynn led Rhode Island with 19 points and was 5-for-9 from beyond the arc. It was the fourth time this season he has had at least five 3-point baskets in a game. He now has 62 treys for the year.
  • Hassan Martin reached double digits for the 15th time this season, finishing with 15 points. He also had 10 rebounds to get his second double-double of the season.
  • Martin also had three blocked shots for the 10th time this season.
  • In addition to McGlynn and Martin, Jared Terrell and Jarvis Garrett reached double figures, scoring 14 and 13, respectively. 
  • Kuran Iverson made his first appearance since the Saint Joseph's game. He missed three games while recovering from a concussion. He provided two rebounds, one steal and one assist off the bench. 
  • Rhode Island was able to convert 18 Dayton turnovers into 22 points. The Flyers, by contrast had just 10 points off turnovers.
  • Dayton scored 34 points in the paint.
  • The Flyers were 12-of-15 at the free throw line. Rhode Island was 6-for-12.
  • Both sides had strong nights from the field. Dayton shot 52.0 percent (26-of-50), while Rhode Island hit 46.5 percent (26-of-57) from the floor.
  • Rhody had 10 second-chance points while limiting the Flyers to just four.

Stat of the Game, pt. I
15 – Hassan Martin recorded the 15th double-double of his career. 

Stat of the Game, pt. II
30 – Rhode Island's six Atlantic 10 losses have been by a combined 30 points. 

What's Next
Rhody plays at VCU Tuesday, Feb. 16 in a nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network. The game between the two sets of Rams will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

The Rhody Sports Network will also carry this - and every game - live on B101 (101.5 FM), with Steve McDonald and Don Kaull.