Dayton got 22 points from Ibi Watson en route to a 67-56 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday at University of Dayton Arena.
Dayton won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the -1.5-point spread as favorites.
Jalen Crutcher had 15 points for Dayton and Mustapha Amzil chipped in with 11 points. Elijah Weaver had 6 assists for them, while Jordy Tshimanga was the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Rhode Island got a 16-point performance from Jeremy Sheppard, who was supported by 12 points from Makhel Mitchell. Jeremy Sheppard had 2 assists in a losing cause for Rhode Island, while Jeremy Sheppard grabbed 6 rebounds.
Dayton was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Dayton as they grabbed 34 boards, while Rhode Island only had 29
Next game, Dayton takes its act on the road to face Duquesne looking for another win. For Rhode Island, they head home to face VCU.
Dayton Flyers Last 5 Games – Bet Live
|Jan 13, 2021||vs Duquesne||REG||W||72-63||W||-6||O||132.5|
|Jan 17, 2021||@ George Washington||REG||W||67-54||W||-7.5||U||139.5|
|Jan 23, 2021||@ VCU||REG||L||66-43||L||6.5||U||135.5|
|Jan 26, 2021||@ Saint Louis||REG||W||76-71||W||9||O||134|
|Jan 30, 2021||vs Rhode Island||REG||W||67-56||W||-1.5||U||135.5|
Rhode Island Rams Last 5 Games – Bet Live
|Jan 16, 2021||vs George Mason||REG||W||80-60||W||-6.5||O||136.5|
|Jan 20, 2021||@ Duquesne||REG||L||71-69||L||-4.5||O||136.5|
|Jan 24, 2021||vs Fordham||REG||W||52-42||L||-15.5||U||124.5|
|Jan 27, 2021||@ La Salle||REG||W||73-60||W||-7||U||141|
|Jan 30, 2021||@ Dayton||REG||L||67-56||L||1.5||U||135.5|