Dayton beats St. Bonaventure 80-68
DAYTON, Ohio (AP)—Chris Wright scored 19 points and Chris Johnson added 17 as Dayton beat St. Bonaventure 80-68 Sunday afternoon to win their 14th straight at home.
Dayton (18-2, 4-1 Atlantic 10) went in front for good during a 14-1 first half run that featured a Rob Lowery 3-pointer and ended with a dunk from Wright that put the Flyers ahead 30-20 with 4:03 left in the half.
Dayton scored nine straight points early in the second when Lowery hit another 3-pointer, Wright dunked and Marcus Johnson followed with two dunks of his own to put Dayton up 43-28 with 16:26 left. St. Bonaventure (11-8, 2-4) would only get as close as eight the rest of the way.
Chris Matthews scored 28 points, including eight 3-pointers, and Jonathan Hall added 12 for the Bonnies, which lost for the first time on the road this season.
Lowery and Marcus Johnson each finished with 15 points for Dayton.