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