Dayton 56, Fairfield 49

Josh Parker scored 15 points and Kevin Dillard added 12, leading

Dayton to the Old Spice Classic championship game with a 56-49

victory over Fairfield on Friday night.

Dayton (4-1) will go against Minnesota, a 76-69 winner over

Indiana State earlier Friday, in the title matchup.

Parker went 0 for 5 from the floor and didn’t score Thursday

when Dayton beat Wake Forest 80-76.

Rakim Sanders had 17 points for Fairfield (3-3). He had 21

points and seven rebounds in the Stags’ 55-44 victory over Arizona

State on Thursday.

Dillard had a three-point play as Dayton went ahead 54-49 with

62 seconds to play. He added two late free throws after a techical

was called on the Fairfield bench.

After Matt Kavanaugh’s basket with 3 1/2 minutes to play gave

Dayton a 51-46 advantage, Desmond Wade hit a 3 to cut the Fairfield

deficit to 51-49.