Dayton & Robert Morris Win NCAA Tournament Games
Dayton and Robert Morris advanced in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night in Ohio. Here's a recap of the night's action:
Dayton 56, Boise State 55
Jordan Sibert hit a 3-point shot with 34 seconds to go, and Dayton rallied by Boise State, 56-55, in a First Four game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on its home court on Wednesday night.
The Flyers (26-8) rallied from a 12-point, first-half deficit to advance to play sixth-seeded Providence in the East Region on Friday in Columbus, Ohio. Dayton has now won 22 straight games at UD Arena.
Kendall Pollard scored 17 points in front of his home fans to lead the Flyers.
Guard Derrick Marks had a game-high 23 points for the Broncos (25-9).
Robert Morris 81, North Florida 77
Lucky Jones led a balanced scoring attack with 21 points, and Robert Morris rallied from 14 points down in the second-half to beat North Florida, 81-77, in a First Four game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night.
The Northeast Conference champion-Colonials (20-14), will now face top-seeded Duke in the South Region in Charlotte on Friday.
Rodney Pryor scored 20 points and Marcquise Reed had 19 for Robert Morris.
Beau Beech led the Ospreys (23-12) with 28 points. The Atlantic Sun Conference champs squandered the big lead thanks in part to 19 turnovers.