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6 players score in double figures as No. 21 Dayton beats Davidson

The No. 21 ranked Dayton Flyers got a balanced scoring attack Tuesday night as they beat the Davidson Wildcats, 80-66, at the UD Arena.

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Koby Brea led UD with 17 points off the bench. Enoch Cheeks added 15 and DaRon Holmes II had his ninth double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kobe Elvis scored 11 while Nate Santos and Javon Bennett each had 10 points.

The Flyers made 54% of their shots, including a blistering 61% in the first half. They went 12-28 from three-point range.

Dayton improves to 22-5 overall (12-3 in the Atlantic 10).

They also moved into a tie for second place in the A-10 after Loyola Chicago lost at St. Bonaventure.

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The Wildcats scored the first six points of the game and led 8-4. UD scored 10 unanswered points to go up 14-8.

Cheeks added a three-pointer. Then, Brea and Bennett both scored to extend it to 21-10 with 10:14 left in the first half.

Holmes scored four points and Brea’s trey increased it to 28-12 with 7:01 to go until halftime.

The Flyers outscored 24-4 over eight minutes.

Dayton led 40-21 at halftime.

UD built its biggest advantage of the game to 54-32 at the 14:30 mark in the second half.

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The Flyers’ next game will be Friday night, March 1, when they travel to Chicago to play Loyola Chicago at Gentile Arena.

Pregame coverage on WHIO Radio begins at 8 p.m. The game will also be carried here at WHIO.com.