Roberts, Cordeiro lead Dayton past American 63-56

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP)—Brian Roberts scored 12 points and Thiago Cordeiro had 11 to lead Dayton past American 63-56 Wednesday night for their eighth straight win.

The Flyers (9-1) trailed for much of the first half but took a 28-26 lead early in the second and stayed in front from there.

An 11-2 spurt gave Dayton a comfortable 50-38 lead with 5:24 to play. Charles Little had eight of his nine points during the run.

Garrison Carr had seven 3-pointers and led all scorers with a career-high 26 points for American (6-5). No other Eagles reached double figures.

Center Kurt Huelsman had 11 rebounds for Dayton as the Flyers out-rebounded American 39-24. Dayton shot just 37.5 percent in the first half, but improved to 50 percent in the second period.

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 American
G. Carr G. Carr
9-19,  26 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Dayton
T. Cordeiro T. Cordeiro
4-5,  11 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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