Dayton 72, Fordham 70

Chris Johnson had a season-high 22 points and 13 rebounds as

Dayton defeated Fordham 72-70 in overtime Saturday.

Johnson scored the Flyers’ first five points in overtime. Josh

Parker, who scored all of his 14 points for Dayton in the second

half, hit two free throws with 1:01 remaining in overtime to give

the Flyers a 72-68 lead.

Fordham, which got two free throws from Bryan Smith with 53

seconds to go, missed its final five field goal attempts in

overtime and had two shots blocked in that span.

Dayton (15-9, 5-5 Atlantic 10 Conference), which made 22 of 27

free throw attempts, snapped a four-game losing streak and beat the

Rams for the sixth time in a row.

Chris Gaston scored 23 points, Devon McMillan added 16, Smith

had 14 and Kervin Bristol had 11 points and 15 rebounds for the

Rams (9-14, 2-8), who lost their third straight.