Dayton uses three-pointers to stop Towson State, 99-79

November 25, 1990|By Bucky Albers | Bucky Albers,Special to The Sun

DAYTON, Ohio -- The University of Dayton jumped in front of Towson State early and went on to defeat the Tigers, 99-79, before 11,883 at UD Arena last night.

The Flyers, winning for the second time in two nights, spoiled Towson State's 1990-91 debut by raining three-point shots on the Tigers.

Dayton made 10 of 31 three-point tries, and Towson was 3-for-11.

Junior Chip Jones scored 18 points to lead the Flyers (2-0), and Alex Robertson had 15 and Makor Shayok added 12.

Guard Myron Ray came off the Towson State bench to score 18 in the second half. He finished with a game-high 20.

Dayton likes to play at a fast tempo, but coach Jim O'Brien credited Towson State with forcing a slower pace on the Flyers all night.

"I hate to stereotype teams, but Towson State is a typical big-city team from the East Coast,"said O'Brien, who is from Philadelphia. "They took us out of it a little bit with their aggressive attitude.

"They controlled the tempo the entire evening. Credit their preparation for that."

Towson State dug a hole for itself by shooting poorly in the early minutes.

The Tigers made only one of their first 10 shots to fall behind, 10-2. They never caught up.

Dayton led, 47-33, at halftime.

Towson trimmed the Dayton lead to 47-39 by making the first six points of the second half, but the Flyers pulled away, as Shayok made a jump hook and two free throws to start the spurt.

Dayton built its lead to 64-45 midway in the second half and coasted home.

Devin Boyd and Terrance Jacobs each had 14 for the Tigers.

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