Flyers get scare/notch notable win
Posted on: November 14, 2009 8:51 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2009 8:53 pm
The best part about testing yourself early is that you have a notable win in your back pocket if all goes well.
In fairness, all did not go well for Dayton on Saturday.
The Flyers got a scare.
But enough went well to help the 21st-ranked Flyers overcome a double-digit deficit in the second half and beat Creighton. The final score was 90-80. All-American candidate Chris Wright got 25 points and eight rebounds. But the biggest storyline from the day is that the Flyers exited with a victory that should ultimately help them A) enhance their seed for the NCAA tournament, or B) earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament if they don't win the Atlantic 10's automatic bid considering it's a victory that came at the expense of the team picked second in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Bottom line, it was a good opening weekend for the Flyers.
They entered it 0-0.
They exited it battle-tested and still unblemished.