Toppin, No. 4 Dayton survive scare at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Obi Toppin experienced 19 factors and seven rebounds as No. 4 Dayton survived a sluggish efficiency to defeat George Mason sixty six-fifty five on Tuesday night and clinch at minimum a share of the Atlantic ten standard-season title with a few online games to enjoy.

Toppin, a redshirt sophomore and one particular of the major candidates for Countrywide Participant of the Year, scored 13 of his 19 factors right after halftime for the Flyers (26-2, 15- Atlantic ten), who very own the country’s longest profitable streak at seventeen online games.

Jalen Crutcher experienced 13 factors as Dayton finished shooting 50% from the field.

AJ Wilson led George Mason (15-13, 4-11) with 18 factors. Jordan Miller extra 13 factors and ten rebounds, his initially double-double of the season.

Dayton – the best rated group to ever enjoy at George Mason – led for the total initially fifty percent but wasn’t able to shake George Mason. The Flyers led 30-twenty five at the break.

Mason scored the initially 5 factors of the 2nd fifty percent and ultimately took their its initially direct of the video game at 34-32 on Wilson’s jumper with 15:ten remaining.

Back-and-forth enjoy adopted till Dayton went on an eight- run to go up forty nine-41 with just below 8 minutes remaining. Toppin experienced four factors throughout that spurt, like a thunderous baseline dunk.

Mason cut it to 59-57 on Xavier Johnson’s layup with one:18 remaining, but Dayton answered suitable back with a floater from Ibi Watson to give the Flyers a four-level direct.

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Dayton: The Flyers ongoing their greatest ever commence right after securing their best position given that becoming rated third in the ultimate four polls of the 1955-56 season.

George Mason: Soon after starting off the season 11-one, the Patriots have gone 4-12. Mason wants a different gain to stay away from matching its worst meeting gain whole given that signing up for the Atlantic ten for the 2013-14 season. Mason has by no means defeated a rated group at house (-9).

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Dayton: Hosts Davidson on Friday. The Flyers are 15- at house this season.

George Mason: At Duquesne on Saturday. The Patriots have misplaced 5 of their past six towards the Dukes.

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