Dayton 61, FIU 40
Alex Gavrilovic and Josh Parker scored 14 points apiece for
Dayton, and the Flyers used a big second half in a 61-40 win over
Florida International Saturday night for their third straight
Paul Williams added 12 points for the Flyers (8-3), who won the
first-ever meeting between the teams. Gavrilovic’s career-high
output came after he’d missed the last three games with a sprained
ankle. He came in with 13 points in his last seven games.
The Flyers needed to rally to clinch this contest, though.
Dayton trailed nearly the entire first half, and the Golden
Panthers led 30-22 at halftime.
But Josh Benson’s jumper to open the second half and then a pair
of free throws less than a minute later sparked a 15-3 Dayton run.
Dayton led the rest of the way, outscoring FIU 39-10 in the second
Dominique Ferguson scored 20 points to lead FIU (3-8).