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Dayton 74, Southern Methodist 62

(AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

By MITCH STACY
AP Sports Writer

DAYTON, Ohio - Mustapha Amzil and DaRon Holmes II each scored 20 points, and No. 24 Dayton pulled away late for a 74-62 win over SMU.

Kobe Elvis and Mike Sharavjamts each scored 10 points, and Toumani Camara had 18 rebounds as Dayton (2-0) took down the Mustangs for the first time in three seasons.

Zach Nutall had 20 points and Samuell Williamson added 14 for SMU (1-1), which shot 34% after hitting 50% of its shots in a win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Monday night.

The Mustangs scrapped with the Flyers until the last few minutes.

SMU tied the game with 5:05 left when Williamson hit a pair of free throws. The Mustangs got within one on Nutall's jumper with 2:36 left but couldn't get closer.

Amzil hit a 3-pointer with 2:12 left and the Flyers controlled the game from there. Amzil sealed it when he was fouled on a long-range shot and sank all three free throws to give the Flyers a 71-62 lead with 48 seconds left.

Dayton went 2 for 14 from 3-point range in the first half and finished 8 of 26 on 3s. The Flyers shot 41% from the floor.

After an 18-3 run in the middle of the first half, it looked as if Dayton might start to run away with it. But SMU scored the next seven, including a 3-pointer by Nutall, while Dayton missed 10 straight shots, half of them 3-point attempts.

Holmes finally broke a 6 1/2-minute scoring drought for the Flyers. A layup by Nutall and a 3-pointer by Phelps cut the Dayton lead to 29-24 at the half.

BIG PICTURE

SMU: With a completely rebuilt roster from last season, the Mustangs are still getting used to playing together. If they had eliminated some the sloppiness, they might have played the Flyers to the buzzer.

Dayton: With most of their starters back, the Flyers see the window open for their first NCAA tournament appearance in six years. Point guard Malachi Smith has missed the first two games with an ankle injury and it's not clear when he'll return.

November 11, 2022


SMU
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Odigie F 30 2-12 2-2 0-0 4-11 3 0 1 0 3 6
S. Williamson F 30 6-12 2-2 0-2 5-9 1 1 0 1 3 14
Z. Phelps G 35 4-16 3-5 1-7 1-4 2 0 1 2 3 12
Z. Nutall G 33 6-15 5-5 3-10 0-2 0 0 2 1 1 20
J. Smith G 27 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 2 0 0 1 2 2
K. Ambrose-Hylton   10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0
S. Todorovic   10 1-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 3
J. Koulibaly   9 2-4 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 2 1 5
M. Njie   6 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 1 0
F. Agunanne   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Wright   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0
E. Lanier   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 22-65
(.338)
12-14
(.857)
6-23
(.261)
13-36 8 1 4 9 22 62


Dayton
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Holmes II F 39 7-11 6-9 0-0 2-7 3 5 1 1 2 20
T. Camara F 35 3-7 2-5 0-1 7-18 2 0 2 2 2 8
M. Sharavjamts F 34 3-8 2-2 2-6 0-4 1 0 0 3 3 10
R. Blakney F 28 2-7 1-2 1-4 1-4 2 0 0 3 3 6
K. Elvis G 36 3-11 2-2 2-7 0-0 5 0 0 2 1 10
M. Amzil   23 5-9 7-7 3-6 2-5 0 0 0 1 0 20
Z. Nwokeji   5 0-3 0-0 0-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 23-56
(.411)
20-27
(.741)
8-26
(.308)
14-44 13 5 3 12 11 74
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