Arkansas State vs Dayton

Dayton 74, Arkansas St. 61


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Vee Sanford scored 18 points and Kevin Dillard recorded a double-double as Dayton defeated Arkansas State 74-61 in a nonconference season opener for both teams.

The Flyers had three starters in double figures. Forward Josh Benson scored 14 points on 7-for-9 shooting. Dillard, Sanford's backcourt partner, scored 12 points and had 10 assists, half his team's total.

With Dayton leading 34-27 at halftime, Sanford and Jalen Robinson keyed an early second-half run as the Flyers opened up a 44-29 advantage. Their lead never dipped back into single-digits until the last 2 minutes.

Dayton had a decisive edge in shooting. The Flyers hit 52.8 percent from the floor (28 of 53). Arkansas State, meanwhile, shot just 39.3 percent from the field (22 of 56). The Red Wolves were 6-for-22 on 3-pointers.

Kendrick Washington led Arkansas State with 15 points and nine rebounds. Ed Townsell scored 14 points off the bench.

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Arkansas State Red Wolves
K. Washington, F377-131-492315
B. Peterson, F353-102-28018
T. Finn, G302-61-24426
M. Hooten, G242-73-32217
C. Golden, G192-73-30228
E. Townsel325-101-231214
R. Dickerson91-10-01303
K. Downs80-10-00000
R. Worsham60-10-01020
Totals 22-5611-1630141361
Dayton Flyers
D. Oliver, F303-41-23518
J. Robinson, F163-71-12047
J. Benson, C277-90-080414
K. Dillard, G353-134-4610112
V. Sanford, G307-101-102418
D. Scott190-23-40023
A. Gavrilovic182-30-02014
M. Derenbecker141-10-12203
D. Pierre102-40-16105
B. Vonderhaar10-00-00010
Totals 28-5310-1433201874
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Bona.14-422-930
Saint Joes13-528-821
Geo. Wash.11-728-1068
Rhode Island9-917-15120
George Mason5-1311-21202
Saint Louis5-1311-21206
La Salle4-149-22233
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EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final