Hason Ward had six points and five blocks for VCU (11-4, 4-2 Atlantic 10 Conference).
Dayton totaled 13 first-half points, a season low for the team.
Zimi Nwokeji had 10 points for the Flyers (8-4, 4-3). Jordy Tshimanga added 10 points.
Ibi Watson, whose 16 points per game coming into the matchup ranked second on the Flyers, scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting.
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