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Toppin's 18, 10 in 1st start lifts Dayton past North Florida

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Obi Toppin, pressed into starting in his first collegiate game, scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Dayton to a 78-70 win over North Florida in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday night.

Jordan Davis added 16 points and Trey Landers added 15 with 10 rebounds for the Flyers, who stretched a 41-35 halftime lead to 20 points with 8:24 to play. After the field goal by Dwayne Cohill, Dayton scored its final six points from the foul line.

Toppin, a redshirt freshman, started because senior Josh Cunningham, a three-time captain and preseason All-Atlantic 10 pick, who led the team in scoring (15.6 points a game) and rebounding (8.4), injured his right hand in practice on Tuesday.

Nine straight points capped a 28-7 run that made it 68-48 midway through the second half.

Ryan Mikesell, a former starter who missed all of last year because of hip surgery, contributed 12 points for Dayton.

Noah Horchler led the Eagles with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Garrett Sams had 15 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Shot clock violation turnover on Dayton 10.0
  Defensive rebound by Jalen Crutcher 42.0
  Carter Hendricksen missed turnaround jump shot 44.0
  Defensive rebound by Noah Horchler 57.0
  Jordan Davis missed layup 59.0
+ 3 Brian Coffey II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ezekiel Balogun 1:36
  Defensive rebound by Carter Hendricksen 1:49
  Trey Landers missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:49
+ 1 Trey Landers made 1st of 2 free throws 1:49
  Personal foul on Brian Coffey II 1:49
+ 1 Garrett Sams made 2nd of 2 free throws 2:10
Team Stats
Points 70 78
Field Goals 25-57 (43.9%) 26-60 (43.3%)
3-Pointers 8-21 (38.1%) 5-12 (41.7%)
Free Throws 12-14 (85.7%) 21-27 (77.8%)
Total Rebounds 35 37
Offensive 3 9
Defensive 29 26
Team 3 2
Assists 10 18
Steals 1 4
Blocks 5 1
Turnovers 9 5
Fouls 18 10
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 12 REB
18 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo North Florida 0-1 353570
home team logo Dayton 1-0 413778
Team Stats
away team logo North Florida 0-1 75.3 PPG 40.9 RPG 15.8 APG
home team logo Dayton 1-0 72.9 PPG 37.3 RPG 16.4 APG
Key Players
0
N. Horchler F 16.0 PPG 9.3 RPG 1.3 APG 53.8 FG%
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O. Toppin F 14.4 PPG 5.6 RPG 1.8 APG 66.6 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Horchler F 19 PTS 12 REB 0 AST
O. Toppin F 18 PTS 10 REB 2 AST
43.9 FG% 43.3
38.1 3PT FG% 41.7
85.7 FT% 77.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Horchler 19 12 0 7/11 2/4 3/4 2 31 0 1 1 2 10
G. Sams 15 1 1 4/9 2/5 5/6 1 29 0 0 1 1 0
J. Escobar 11 2 1 4/9 1/5 2/2 1 28 0 0 2 0 2
I. Gandia-Rosa 6 4 5 3/7 0/1 0/0 3 30 0 0 3 0 4
W. Aminu 2 4 1 1/6 0/0 0/0 2 18 1 3 0 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Horchler 19 12 0 7/11 2/4 3/4 2 31 0 1 1 2 10
G. Sams 15 1 1 4/9 2/5 5/6 1 29 0 0 1 1 0
J. Escobar 11 2 1 4/9 1/5 2/2 1 28 0 0 2 0 2
I. Gandia-Rosa 6 4 5 3/7 0/1 0/0 3 30 0 0 3 0 4
W. Aminu 2 4 1 1/6 0/0 0/0 2 18 1 3 0 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Coffey II 8 1 1 2/2 2/2 2/2 1 10 0 0 1 0 1
T. Day 4 3 0 2/7 0/0 0/0 2 14 0 0 0 0 3
C. Hendricksen 3 3 0 1/4 1/3 0/0 4 15 0 0 0 0 3
E. Balogun 2 2 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 14 0 1 1 0 2
R. Burkhardt 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
E. Lambright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Schach - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Copeland - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 32 10 25/57 8/21 12/14 18 198 1 5 9 3 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Toppin 18 10 2 8/13 0/0 2/2 1 27 0 0 2 3 7
J. Davis 16 1 1 4/8 2/2 6/8 1 32 2 0 0 0 1
T. Landers 15 10 2 6/11 0/3 3/5 1 31 0 1 0 3 7
R. Mikesell 12 3 6 3/9 2/3 4/5 2 35 1 0 2 2 1
J. Crutcher 9 7 4 4/13 1/4 0/0 0 38 0 0 1 0 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Toppin 18 10 2 8/13 0/0 2/2 1 27 0 0 2 3 7
J. Davis 16 1 1 4/8 2/2 6/8 1 32 2 0 0 0 1
T. Landers 15 10 2 6/11 0/3 3/5 1 31 0 1 0 3 7
R. Mikesell 12 3 6 3/9 2/3 4/5 2 35 1 0 2 2 1
J. Crutcher 9 7 4 4/13 1/4 0/0 0 38 0 0 1 0 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Cohill 5 2 2 1/4 0/0 3/3 3 18 1 0 0 1 1
J. Matos 3 2 1 0/2 0/0 3/4 2 18 0 0 0 0 2
J. Cunningham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Westerfield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Chatman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Watson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Tshimanga - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Greer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Policelli - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 35 18 26/60 5/12 21/27 10 199 4 1 5 9 26