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DAYTON
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ML: +1850
DAYTON -24.5, O/U 128.5
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No. 7 Dayton beats Fordham 70-56 for 16th straight over Rams

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Trey Landers sees himself as more of a role player - lock down on defense, provide senior leadership - than a shooting star. With No. 7 Dayton's top outside shooters uncharacteristically struggling, he moved into a much bigger role.

Landers matched his season high with 18 points, Obi Toppin also had 18 and Dayton beat Fordham 70-56 Saturday for its 16th straight win over the Rams.

With Landers leading the way, the Flyers (20-2, 9-0 Atlantic 10) had little problem extending their streak against the Rams (7-14, 1-8). Dayton hasn't lost to Fordham since Jan. 4, 2005.

Landers had a career-high 26 points against Fordham two seasons ago and helped the Flyers gain control quickly by scoring 13 in the first half. Landers also finished with a team-high eight rebounds.

''He's really thriving in doing the things he's doing, both offensively and defensively,'' coach Anthony Grant said. ''His leading, his voice, the energy he brings on a daily basis - he's really matured over the course of his career.''

The shooting guard has grown into one of the Flyers' most valuable players - teammates refer to him as ''the glue'' - despite rarely leading the team in scoring.

''Coach told me before the start of the season to know what my role is,'' Landers said. ''When you have good role players, it makes your team better. I just tried to embrace my role more.''

Jalen Cobb had 22 points for Fordham, which scored the game's first basket and was futile trying to catch up thereafter.

The Flyers opened with an 18-4 run sparked by Toppin's dunk and a 3-pointer. Dayton led by 21 during the first half, holding the Rams to 30.8% from the field.

The Flyers got ahead comfortably even though top outside shooter Jalen Crutcher missed all of his six shots in the half. Crutcher, who had at least 20 points in four of the last five games, finished with three points on 1-of-8 shooting.

The Rams hit three consecutive 3s, cutting a 22-point deficit to 47-34, but Toppin hit a bank shot and a free throw to blunt Fordham's comeback.

That was the one disappointment for Dayton, which was never challenged but wasted chances to build the lead even bigger.

''When we have a lead of 15 or 20 points, we need to turn it into 30 or 35 points,'' Landers said. ''That's our biggest thing going forward. Coach has been preaching that.''

Fordham's defense is its strength, leading the Atlantic 10. The Rams allow an average of 60.7 points, which ranks 14th nationally. Dayton leads the league in scoring at 82.7 points per game and became the fourth team to score 70 points against the Rams this season.

BIG PICTURE

Fordham: The Rams hadn't played a ranked team since an 86-79 loss to No. 10 West Virginia two years ago. They've lost four straight against ranked teams since a 60-54 win over No. 21 Harvard in 2011.

Dayton: The Flyers have been ranked nationally for nine straight weeks, their best stretch since the end of the 1955-56 season, when they finished No. 3. They haven't been ranked higher than No. 7 since December 1967, when they were sixth.

RESTORING THE PEACE

The officials separated Dayton's Rodney Chatman and Fordham's Joel Soriano as they exchanged words with 5:56 left in the first half.

HERE YA GO

They Flyers had an assist on 21 of their 23 field goals. They came into the game third nationally in assists at 18.7 per game.

SERIES STUFF

Dayton leads the series 32-5 and has won 22 of the past 23 and 26 of the last 28.

RAUT OUT AGAIN

Fordham junior guard Ivan Raut missed the third straight game with an elbow injury. Sophomore forward Onyi Eyisi, who is second on the team in rebounding, also missed the game because of injury.

UP NEXT

Fordham hosts Richmond next Saturday. They're alternating home and road games for nine straight games.

Dayton hosts Saint Louis next Saturday, the second of three straight home games. The Flyers won at Saint Louis 78-76 in overtime on Jan. 17.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Dayton  
19:39   Jalen Crutcher missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:37   Defensive rebound by Jalen Cobb  
19:14 +2 Joel Soriano made hook shot 2-0
18:59 +2 Obi Toppin made dunk, assist by Jalen Crutcher 2-2
18:30   Ty Perry missed jump shot  
18:28   Defensive rebound by Ryan Mikesell  
18:05   Personal foul on Jalen Cobb  
17:51   Jalen Crutcher missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:49   Offensive rebound by Ryan Mikesell  
17:44 +3 Obi Toppin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rodney Chatman 2-5
17:32   Traveling violation turnover on Josh Colon  
17:19   Personal foul on Jalen Cobb  
17:11   Jalen Crutcher missed layup, blocked by Kyle Rose  
17:09   Offensive rebound by Dayton  
17:02   Offensive foul on Jalen Crutcher  
17:02   Turnover on Jalen Crutcher  
16:38   Kyle Rose missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:36   Defensive rebound by Trey Landers  
16:13   Rodney Chatman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:11   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
15:59   Ty Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:57   Defensive rebound by Ryan Mikesell  
15:49 +2 Rodney Chatman made driving layup 2-7
15:27   Ty Perry missed jump shot  
15:25   Defensive rebound by Trey Landers  
15:13   Ryan Mikesell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:11   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
14:41   Ty Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:39   Defensive rebound by Trey Landers  
14:28   Ryan Mikesell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:26   Defensive rebound by Antwon Portley  
14:10 +2 Chris Austin made jump shot 4-7
13:51   Shooting foul on Joel Soriano  
13:37 +3 Trey Landers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rodney Chatman 4-10
13:17   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Rose, stolen by Ryan Mikesell  
13:04 +3 Rodney Chatman made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jalen Crutcher 4-13
12:35   Chris Austin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:33   Defensive rebound by Jalen Crutcher  
12:26   Rodney Chatman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:24   Defensive rebound by Ty Perry  
12:08   Joel Soriano missed hook shot  
12:06   Defensive rebound by Obi Toppin  
11:40   Trey Landers missed jump shot  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Fordham  
11:28   Antwon Portley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:26   Defensive rebound by Obi Toppin  
10:59   Personal foul on Josh Colon  
10:53   Jalen Crutcher missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:51   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
10:31   Bad pass turnover on Joel Soriano, stolen by Trey Landers  
10:24 +2 Trey Landers made layup, assist by Jhery Matos 4-15
9:59   Jalen Cobb missed layup  
9:57   Defensive rebound by Obi Toppin  
9:50 +3 Jhery Matos made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jalen Crutcher 4-18
9:22 +2 Jalen Cobb made layup 6-18
9:04   Shooting foul on Chris Austin  
9:04   Trey Landers missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:04 +1 Trey Landers made 2nd of 2 free throws 6-19
8:51 +3 Antwon Portley made 3-pt. jump shot 9-19
8:38 +3 Ibi Watson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jalen Crutcher 9-22
8:03 +2 Antwon Portley made fade-away jump shot 11-22
7:46   Jordy Tshimanga missed layup, blocked by Kyle Rose  
7:44   Offensive rebound by Jordy Tshimanga  
7:44   Jumpball received by Fordham  
7:44   Lost ball turnover on Jordy Tshimanga, stolen by Chris Austin  
7:30   Jalen Cobb missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:28   Defensive rebound by Ryan Mikesell  
7:13   Jhery Matos missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:11   Offensive rebound by Ibi Watson  
7:02   Ibi Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:00   Offensive rebound by Ryan Mikesell  
6:56   Ryan Mikesell missed layup  
6:54   Offensive rebound by Ryan Mikesell  
6:51   Personal foul on Kyle Rose  
6:45 +2 Ibi Watson made layup, assist by Ryan Mikesell 11-24
6:26   Chris Austin missed jump shot  
6:24   Offensive rebound by Chris Austin  
6:16   Antwon Portley missed jump shot  
6:13   Defensive rebound by Dayton  
5:56   Personal foul on Chris Austin  
5:56 +1 Jordy Tshimanga made 1st of 2 free throws 11-25
5:56 +1 Jordy Tshimanga made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-26
5:35   Personal foul on Rodney Chatman  
5:25 +2 Jalen Cobb made finger-roll layup, assist by Josh Colon 13-26
5:06 +2 Trey Landers made layup, assist by Rodney Chatman 13-28
4:55   Kyle Rose missed layup  
4:53   Defensive rebound by Obi Toppin  
4:49   Bad pass turnover on Obi Toppin, stolen by Jalen Cobb  
4:21   Personal foul on Ryan Mikesell  
4:09   Antwon Portley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:07   Defensive rebound by Rodney Chatman  
3:54   Personal foul on Antwon Portley  
3:54 +1 Trey Landers made 1st of 2 free throws 13-29
3:54   Trey Landers missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:54   Defensive rebound by Chris Austin  
3:39   Jalen Cobb missed jump shot  
3:37   Defensive rebound by Trey Landers  
3:18   Obi Toppin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:16   Offensive rebound by Trey Landers  
3:12   Jalen Crutcher missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:10   Defensive rebound by Jalen Cobb  
2:47   Antwon Portley missed jump shot  
2:45   Defensive rebound by Obi Toppin  
2:34 +2 Obi Toppin made jump shot, assist by Ryan Mikesell 13-31
2:34   Shooting foul on Kyle Rose  
2:34 +1 Obi Toppin made free throw 13-32
2:24   Personal foul on Jalen Crutcher  
2:22   Lost ball turnover on Antwon Portley, stolen by Rodney Chatman  
2:18 +2 Trey Landers made dunk, assist by Rodney Chatman 13-34
2:10 +2 Chris Austin made jump shot, assist by Kyle Rose 15-34
1:48   Bad pass turnover on Obi Toppin, stolen by Kyle Rose  
1:30   Jalen Cobb missed floating jump shot  
1:28   Offensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
1:26 +2 Joel Soriano made layup 17-34
59.0 +2 Trey Landers made layup, assist by Jalen Crutcher 17-36
18.0   Chris Austin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16.0   Defensive rebound by Rodney Chatman  
4.0   Jalen Crutcher missed layup  
2.0   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:44   Bad pass turnover on Rodney Chatman, stolen by Joel Soriano  
19:25   Joel Soriano missed hook shot  
19:23   Defensive rebound by Rodney Chatman  
19:19 +3 Jalen Crutcher made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Obi Toppin 17-39
18:52   Jalen Cobb missed jump shot  
18:50   Offensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
18:44   Joel Soriano missed layup  
18:42   Defensive rebound by Trey Landers  
18:37   Trey Landers missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:35   Defensive rebound by Josh Colon  
18:16 +3 Josh Colon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jalen Cobb 20-39
17:54   Obi Toppin missed jump shot  
17:52   Offensive rebound by Trey Landers  
17:49   Shooting foul on Ty Perry  
17:49 +1 Trey Landers made 1st of 2 free throws 20-40
17:49 +1 Trey Landers made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-41
17:26 +2 Chris Austin made turnaround jump shot 22-41
17:15   Personal foul on Joel Soriano  
17:05   Personal foul on Chris Austin  
16:59   Personal foul on Kyle Rose  
16:51   Obi Toppin missed jump shot, blocked by Joel Soriano  
16:49   Defensive rebound by Jalen Cobb  
16:43   Kyle Rose missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:41   Defensive rebound by Rodney Chatman  
16:31 +2 Obi Toppin made dunk, assist by Trey Landers 22-43
16:15 +3 Jalen Cobb made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Rose 25-43
15:46 +3 Obi Toppin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trey Landers 25-46
15:26   Bad pass turnover on Antwon Portley, stolen by Trey Landers  
15:21   Shooting foul on Jalen Cobb  
15:21   Trey Landers missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:21 +1 Trey Landers made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-47
15:08   Joel Soriano missed dunk  
15:06   Defensive rebound by Ibi Watson  
14:57   Jalen Crutcher missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:55   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
14:38 +3 Ty Perry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Austin 28-47
14:13   Rodney Chatman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:11   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
14:07 +3 Jalen Cobb made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Colon 31-47
13:49   Ibi Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:47   Defensive rebound by Jalen Cobb  
13:32 +3 Ty Perry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Colon 34-47
13:11 +2 Obi Toppin made hook shot 34-49
12:45   Ty Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:43   Defensive rebound by Obi Toppin  
12:24   Shooting foul on Ty Perry  
12:24   Obi Toppin missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:24   Offensive rebound by Dayton  
12:24 +1 Obi Toppin made 2nd of 2 free throws 34-50
11:58   Bad pass turnover on Josh Colon, stolen by Jalen Crutcher  
11:50 +2 Trey Landers made layup, assist by Jhery Matos 34-52
11:20   Personal foul on Jordy Tshimanga  
11:00   Shot clock violation turnover on Fordham  
10:46   Bad pass turnover on Jhery Matos, stolen by Jalen Cobb  
10:41 +2 Jalen Cobb made dunk 36-52
10:22 +2 Jordy Tshimanga made dunk, assist by Ibi Watson 36-54
10:02   Jalen Cobb missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:00   Defensive rebound by Trey Landers  
9:42 +2 Jordy Tshimanga made hook shot, assist by Ibi Watson 36-56
9:17 +2 Jalen Cobb made jump shot 38-56
8:57   Lost ball turnover on Jalen Crutcher  
8:47   Personal foul on Jhery Matos  
8:34   Jalen Cobb missed layup  
8:32   Defensive rebound by Jordy Tshimanga  
8:17   Ibi Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:15   Defensive rebound by Ty Perry  
7:56 +3 Josh Colon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Rose 41-56
7:30 +3 Ibi Watson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ryan Mikesell 41-59
7:06   Lost ball turnover on Antwon Portley  
6:58   Jordy Tshimanga missed layup  
6:55   Defensive rebound by Josh Colon  
6:55   Personal foul on Ryan Mikesell  
6:38 +2 Ty Perry made jump shot 43-59
6:18   Ibi Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:16   Offensive rebound by Rodney Chatman  
6:15   Personal foul on Jalen Cobb  
6:15 +1 Rodney Chatman made 1st of 2 free throws 43-60
6:15   Rodney Chatman missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:15   Defensive rebound by Antwon Portley  
5:55   Jalen Cobb missed jump shot, blocked by Ryan Mikesell  
5:53   Offensive rebound by Fordham  
5:50   Ty Perry missed jump shot  
5:48   Defensive rebound by Jhery Matos  
5:29   Jhery Matos missed jump shot  
5:27   Defensive rebound by Fordham  
5:07   Jalen Cobb missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:05   Defensive rebound by Jhery Matos  
4:44   Jhery Matos missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:42   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
4:26 +2 Antwon Portley made jump shot, assist by Jalen Cobb 45-60
4:07   Ryan Mikesell missed jump shot, blocked by Joel Soriano  
4:05   Defensive rebound by Antwon Portley  
3:54 +3 Jalen Cobb made 3-pt. jump shot 48-60
3:37   Shooting foul on Joel Soriano  
3:37 +1 Jhery Matos made 1st of 2 free throws 48-61
3:37   Jhery Matos missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:37   Defensive rebound by Joel Soriano  
3:25   Bad pass turnover on Jalen Cobb, stolen by Rodney Chatman  
3:23   Shooting foul on Josh Colon  
3:23 +1 Rodney Chatman made 1st of 2 free throws 48-62
3:23 +1 Rodney Chatman made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-63
3:00   Personal foul on Obi Toppin  
2:40   Antwon Portley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:38   Defensive rebound by Rodney Chatman  
2:38   Personal foul on Ty Perry  
2:38 +1 Rodney Chatman made 1st of 2 free throws 48-64
2:38 +1 Rodney Chatman made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-65
2:25 +3 Antwon Portley made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Rose 51-65
1:56 +2 Obi Toppin made dunk, assist by Jalen Crutcher 51-67
1:31   Offensive foul on Joel Soriano  
1:31   Turnover on Joel Soriano  
1:20   Bad pass turnover on Jordy Tshimanga, stolen by Kyle Rose  
1:19   Personal foul on Jordy Tshimanga  
1:06 +3 Jalen Cobb made 3-pt. jump shot 54-67
46.0 +3 Christian Wilson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dwayne Cohill 54-70
25.0   Shooting foul on Dwayne Cohill  
25.0 +1 Jalen Cobb made 1st of 2 free throws 55-70
25.0 +1 Jalen Cobb made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-70
0.0   End of period  
Key Players
A. Portley
13 G
J. Crutcher
10 G
33.0 Min. Per Game 33.0
14.7 Pts. Per Game 14.7
5.2 Ast. Per Game 5.2
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
39.7 Field Goal % 46.6
33.9 Three Point % 42.1
68.4 Free Throw % 82.4
+ 1 Jalen Cobb made 2nd of 2 free throws 25.0
+ 1 Jalen Cobb made 1st of 2 free throws 25.0
  Shooting foul on Dwayne Cohill 25.0
+ 3 Christian Wilson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dwayne Cohill 46.0
+ 3 Jalen Cobb made 3-pt. jump shot 1:06
  Personal foul on Jordy Tshimanga 1:19
  Bad pass turnover on Jordy Tshimanga, stolen by Kyle Rose 1:20
  Turnover on Joel Soriano 1:31
  Offensive foul on Joel Soriano 1:31
+ 2 Obi Toppin made dunk, assist by Jalen Crutcher 1:56
+ 3 Antwon Portley made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Rose 2:25
Team Stats
Points 56 70
Field Goals 22-52 (42.3%) 23-51 (45.1%)
3-Pointers 10-23 (43.5%) 9-27 (33.3%)
Free Throws 2-2 (100.0%) 15-21 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 26 36
Offensive 3 8
Defensive 20 25
Team 3 3
Assists 10 21
Steals 6 6
Blocks 4 1
Turnovers 9 8
Fouls 20 10
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
18 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Fordham 7-14 173956
home team logo 7 Dayton 20-2 363470
Team Stats
away team logo Fordham 7-14 58.6 PPG 36.2 RPG 11.3 APG
home team logo 7 Dayton 20-2 80.0 PPG 37.5 RPG 17.6 APG
Key Players
2
J. Cobb G 10.3 PPG 3.4 RPG 2.3 APG 33.9 FG%
1
O. Toppin F 20.0 PPG 7.5 RPG 2.2 APG 63.3 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Cobb G 22 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
O. Toppin F 18 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
42.3 FG% 45.1
43.5 3PT FG% 33.3
100.0 FT% 71.4