A10 Tournament Quick Recap: Flyers Get Bounced in the Quarterfinals, Rhode Island Wins First Tourney Title since 1999

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Davidson Wildcats: 73  Dayton Flyers: 67

The Dayton Flyers were a quick out in the Atlantic 10 tournament this weekend. Dayton was down 16 early in the first half to the Davidson Wildcats on Thursday. The Flyers were able to come back and take a 65-62 lead with 2:17 left in the game thanks to a Charles Cooke 3 from the corner. The Wildcats answered next possession with a three from Jon Axel Gudmundsson to even it back up at 65. Jack Gibbs wouldn’t be denied for Davidson as he hit two straight step back threes to give the Wildcats an upset over the Flyers in the quarterfinals.

Rhode Island Rams: 70  VCU Rams: 63

The Rhode Island Rams were able to win their second A10 tournament title Sunday afternoon when they defeated the VCU Rams. The last time Rhode Island won the tournament was 1999, coincidentally, that was their last NCAA tournament appearance. Rhode Island was led by junior guard Jared Terrell who had 20 points in 30 minutes. Junior guard EC Matthews notched 19 points and 9 rebounds in 34 minutes. Senior forward Hassan Martin had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks in 26 minutes. VCU was led by senior guard JeQuan Lewis who had 15 points in 37 minutes. Junior forward Justin Tillman had 10 points and 17 rebounds in 27 minutes.

Look for the Dayton Flyers, Rhode Island Rams and VCU Rams to be selected to go to the NCAA tournament Sunday night. The Selection Show starts at 5:30 PM and is on CBS.

Go Flyers!

Alex Handorf ’17

Alex Handorf
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Currently attending the University of Dayton. I was born as a Flyer and have been going to games since then. I am currently majoring in Sport Management and minoring in business administration and expect to graduate in 2017. I am the head student equipment manager in the Frericks Center equipment room. Follow me on Twitter @Alex_Handorf13. Go Flyers!

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