No. 22 Dayton rallies to beat Richmond 63-60

Dayton Flyers forward Dyshawn Pierre drives toward the basket against Richmond Spiders player TJ Cline.

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dyshawn Pierre scored 21 points, and Dayton led a double-digit lead slip away before rallying to beat Richmond 63-60 on Saturday night, remaining unbeaten at home.

The Flyers (16-3, 6-1 Atlantic 10) led by 10 points at halftime but went cold at the start of the second half, allowing the Spiders (10-9, 3-3) to make it a game.

Scoochie Smith’s two free throws put Dayton up 63-60 with 13.6 seconds left, and ShawnDre’ Jones’ attempt at a tying 3-point shot was short