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Cunningham, Toppin hot hands lead Dayton past WMU 85-72

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Josh Cunningham scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting plus going 8 of 8 from the foul line and Dayton beat Western Michigan 85-72 on Wednesday night.

Obi Toppin added 22 points on 11-of-11 shooting for the Flyers (6-5) and Jalen Crutcher had 14 points and 10 assists. Toppin tied the Dayton record for most field goals in a game without a miss.

Michael Flowers led the Broncos (5-6) with 20 points and Josh Davis had 17.

Western Michigan shot 52 percent in the first half but couldn't keep pace as Dayton shot 69 percent and had three players in double figures in taking a 45-33 lead. A 13-2 run in the middle of the half, when Toppin scored six, pushed a four-point lead to 34-19.

Western Michigan sliced the deficit eight, but Cunningham had a pair of 3-point plays in 18 seconds to open an 8-0 run. The Broncos hit three-straight 3s, the last two by Davis, to get it back to seven, but Toppin had consecutive dunks and Dayton held off WMU.

The Flyers shot 52 percent in the second half, despite going 0 for 7 from distance, and were 12 of 13 from the foul line.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Michael Flowers made 3-pt. jump shot 24.0
+ 2 Obi Toppin made dunk, assist by Jalen Crutcher 29.0
  Defensive rebound by Jalen Crutcher 36.0
  Josh Davis missed jump shot 38.0
+ 1 Michael Flowers made 2nd of 2 free throws 40.0
  Michael Flowers missed 1st of 2 free throws 40.0
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Obi Toppin 40.0
  Offensive rebound by Western Michigan 38.0
  Josh Davis missed dunk, blocked by Obi Toppin 40.0
  Defensive rebound by Jared Printy 45.0
  Trey Landers missed dunk 47.0
Team Stats
Points 72 85
Field Goals 27-56 (48.2%) 32-53 (60.4%)
3-Pointers 9-26 (34.6%) 4-15 (26.7%)
Free Throws 9-13 (69.2%) 17-19 (89.5%)
Total Rebounds 21 32
Offensive 4 5
Defensive 15 25
Team 2 2
Assists 12 23
Steals 4 5
Blocks 0 4
Turnovers 12 12
Fouls 18 16
Technicals 0 1
20 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
28 PTS, 8 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo W. Michigan 5-6 333972
home team logo Dayton 6-5 454085
Team Stats
away team logo W. Michigan 5-6 70.2 PPG 40.8 RPG 11.7 APG
home team logo Dayton 6-5 72.9 PPG 37.3 RPG 16.4 APG
Key Players
12
M. Flowers G 15.7 PPG 3.9 RPG 3.3 APG 38.7 FG%
0
J. Cunningham F 13.3 PPG 6.2 RPG 1.5 APG 63.9 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Flowers G 20 PTS 6 REB 3 AST
J. Cunningham F 28 PTS 8 REB 4 AST
48.2 FG% 60.4
34.6 3PT FG% 26.7
69.2 FT% 89.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Flowers 20 6 3 7/12 3/4 3/5 1 28 0 0 3 0 6
J. Davis 17 2 2 7/13 3/6 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 2
K. Wilkins 5 1 2 2/3 0/1 1/1 4 20 0 0 0 1 0
S. Dugan 4 1 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 25 1 0 2 0 1
J. Printy 3 1 3 1/7 1/7 0/0 2 25 1 0 2 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Flowers 20 6 3 7/12 3/4 3/5 1 28 0 0 3 0 6
J. Davis 17 2 2 7/13 3/6 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 2
K. Wilkins 5 1 2 2/3 0/1 1/1 4 20 0 0 0 1 0
S. Dugan 4 1 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 25 1 0 2 0 1
J. Printy 3 1 3 1/7 1/7 0/0 2 25 1 0 2 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Emilien 10 5 0 4/6 0/2 2/3 1 18 1 0 0 3 2
L. Toliver 5 2 0 1/2 1/2 2/2 2 7 0 0 1 0 2
W. Boyer-Richard 3 0 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
A. Ikongshul 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 1
D. Houston 2 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0
T. Clifford 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
A. Martin 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 8 1 0 1 0 0
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Whitens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 19 12 27/56 9/26 9/13 18 200 4 0 12 4 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Cunningham 28 8 4 10/13 0/0 8/8 2 32 0 1 5 2 6
J. Crutcher 14 4 10 5/10 4/6 0/0 2 36 0 0 1 1 3
T. Landers 11 6 3 4/7 0/2 3/3 1 33 1 1 2 1 5
J. Davis 3 3 1 0/4 0/1 3/4 1 28 1 0 2 0 3
R. Mikesell 2 3 3 0/4 0/4 2/2 0 28 2 1 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Cunningham 28 8 4 10/13 0/0 8/8 2 32 0 1 5 2 6
J. Crutcher 14 4 10 5/10 4/6 0/0 2 36 0 0 1 1 3
T. Landers 11 6 3 4/7 0/2 3/3 1 33 1 1 2 1 5
J. Davis 3 3 1 0/4 0/1 3/4 1 28 1 0 2 0 3
R. Mikesell 2 3 3 0/4 0/4 2/2 0 28 2 1 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Toppin 22 6 1 11/11 0/0 0/0 4 24 1 1 0 1 5
D. Cohill 5 0 1 2/3 0/1 1/2 5 16 0 0 2 0 0
F. Policelli 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Westerfield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Chatman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Watson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Tshimanga - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Greer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Matos - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 85 30 23 32/53 4/15 17/19 16 200 5 4 12 5 25