The hardest hit of the week may not come on Super Sunday.
UMass guard Trey Davis endured a bone-rattling collision Thursday night rivaling anything the Seahawks or Patriots will unleash on one-another in Arizona.
A Dayton player blindsided Davis with a crushing screen as he was running full speed in pursuit of Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith late in UMass' 66-64 victory. The screen flattened Davis and left him writhing on the ground for several minutes, though it appears he escaped serious injury.
"He's OK," UMass coach Derrick Kellogg told reporters in Amherst after the game. "Well, he says he's OK. We'll see how he is for Saturday."
UMass students were livid that referees did not assess a foul on Dayton, but they probably should have saved their derogatory chants for the four Minutemen on the floor who failed to call out the screen. Replays showed the screener did not move and the pick was hard but legal.
Until getting leveled by the screen, Davis had enjoyed himself at Dayton's expense. He had 15 points and four assists and Cady Lalanne delivered 18 points and seven rebounds as the Minutemen handed the Flyers just their second Atlantic 10 loss of the season.
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