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Dayton 86, Minnesota 70

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Dillard had 19 points, Chris Johnson added 18 and Dayton hit 12 3-pointers as the Flyers rode a hot-shooting performance to an 86-70 Old Spice Classic championship game victory over Minnesota on Sunday night.

The Flyers (5-1) connected on 12 of their 27 3-point attempts and shot 46 percent overall (28 of 60). Dillard also took home Most Valuable Player honors.

Minnesota (6-1) played the final 17 minutes without leading scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe, who left the game after sustaining a right leg injury.

Without his defensive presence underneath, the Flyers exploited the middle of the floor both in their half-court sets and in transition.

The Golden Gophers tried to make up for Mbakwe's absence with its own outside shooting, but connected on only 7 of their 18 attempts.

Austin Hollins led the Golden Gophers, who suffered their first loss of the season, with 14 points. Julian Welch chipped in 12 for Minnesota.

Mbakwe left the game with Minnesota trailing 45-36 after he appeared to land awkwardly on his leg while battling for a rebound. He stayed down on for several minutes afterward while being attended to by trainers. When he got to his feet he avoided putting any pressure on the leg as he was helped off the floor.

Mbakwe later returned to bench with an ice pack over his right shin and knee. He left the arena on crutches and will have an MRI.

The 6-foot-8 forward came into Sunday's game averaging a team-high 14.8 points and 10 rebounds.

The Flyers opened up as much as an 18-point lead in the second half. The Golden Gophers got within 13 with 2:08 to play, but got no closer.

Dayton led 37-28 at the break, thanks to a blinding offensive spurt with just under nine minutes to play in the half.

The Flyers trailed 23-12 after Minnesota's Oto Osenieks dropped in a free throw to complete a three-point play.

But Dayton pushed the pace on several ensuing possessions and it paid off as the Golden Gophers struggled to keep up with its guards in the open floor.

The result was an 18-2 run that put the Flyers out in front 30-25. They then finished the half outscoring Minnesota 7-3.

The Golden Gophers shot 50 percent in the opening 20 minutes (11 of 22), but had only a pair of 3-pointers. Dayton shot just 42 percent (15 of 35), but made up for it going 7 of 17 from beyond the arc.

Dayton plays eight of its next nine games at home beginning Wednesday against Buffalo. Minnesota has a six-game home stand up next, beginning with Big Ten-ACC Challenge matchup with Virginia Tech also on Wednesday.

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Dayton Flyers
C. Johnson, F345-124-565318
P. Williams, F282-92-21028
M. Kavanaugh, F201-20-06012
K. Dillard, G346-125-6110419
J. Benson, G297-102-330316
J. Parker253-95-512212
D. Oliver140-10-07140
L. Fabrizius124-50-020111
A. Gavrilovic30-00-01010
R. Hill10-00-00000
M. Asmus00-00-00000
B. Vonderhaar00-00-00000
Totals 28-6018-2133182186
 46.7%85.7% 
Minnesota Golden Gophers
R. Williams, F272-30-21314
R. Sampson III, C100-10-02010
A. Hollins, G304-64-410214
T. Mbakwe, G213-53-44029
A. Hollins, G192-61-22146
J. Welch253-115-523212
C. Armelin191-20-01103
O. Osenieks183-52-22019
E. Eliason130-30-02010
M. Ahanmisi82-55-532210
A. Ingram51-11-31003
J. Coleman30-00-01000
C. Halvorson10-00-02100
K. Shell10-00-00010
Totals 21-4821-2732111770
 43.8%77.8% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La Salle0-03-056
Rhode Island0-03-06
VCU0-03-034
Duquesne0-02-0308
UMass0-04-163
Dayton0-03-136
Davidson0-02-1257
Geo. Wash.0-02-139
Richmond0-02-119
Saint Louis0-02-1111
St. Bona.0-02-1248
Saint Joes0-02-2206
Fordham0-01-3247
George Mason0-01-4208

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Indiana0-04-0188
Northwestern0-04-0131
Wisconsin0-04-068
Illinois0-03-0226
Maryland0-03-0253
Michigan0-03-080
Ohio St.0-03-022
Penn St.0-04-1184
Minnesota0-03-1224
Purdue0-03-1102
Michigan St.0-02-1176
Nebraska0-02-1101
Rutgers0-02-1132
Iowa0-02-289
 
Other games
N Texas 59 Final
Miss St 82
BING 59 Final
Missouri 88
R Morris 71 Final
PITT 81
VCU 64 Final
Alabama 72