Mark Ashman ignored a sore foot and scored 18 points in Dayton's balanced attack as the Flyers built a big lead at home yesterday and held on for an 83-76 Atlantic 10 victory over George Washington.
Dayton (14-3, 4-1) took control with a 19-4 run over 5 minute 40 seconds in the first half. Ashman started it by making a layup, two free throws and a jumper in 46 seconds.
Ashman had eight points overall in the run, which put Dayton ahead 28-17. Six Dayton players scored during the spurt.
George Washington (6-11, 0-4) fell behind by 16 points in the second half before a six-point run cut the lead to 75-71 with 2:53 left. But George Washington missed 3 of 6 free throws in the final minute, helping Dayton hang on.
Ashman had only one basket, one rebound and five turnovers in a 57-52 victory over Massachusetts on Thursday, when he was limited by a sore foot. Against George Washington's three-guard lineup, the 6-foot-10 center hit 7 of 12 shots and all four of his free throws.
Yuanta Holland had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Dayton, which had four players in double figures. Chris Monroe led George Washington with 25 points.
SirValiant Brown added 22 for George Washington, but was only 8 of 27 from the field and had four turnovers.
TEMPLE 66, VIRGINIA TECH 46: Mark Karcher had 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting as host Temple won for the third straight time and sixth time in seven games.
Lamont Barnes had 14 points, even though he was just 4 for 11 from the foul line, and Lynn Greer added 10 for the Owls, who held the Hokies to a season-low in points. Temple forced 21 turnovers, improving to 8-0 against the Hokies.
The Owls (12-4, 5-1) juggled their starting lineup a bit, with Greer and Ron Rollerson starting in place of Kevin Lyde and Quincy Wadley. Still, Temple held a seven-point halftime lead, with Karcher scoring 13. Six players scored for the Hokies (9-8, 3-3), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
BETHUNE-COOKMAN 95, HOWARD 70: The Bison had four players score in double figures but it wasn't enough to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game in Daytona Beach, Fla. Antonio Mitchell came off the bench to lead Howard (1-12, 1-3) with 25 points. Jonathan Stokes added 15 points.
CATHOLIC 94, GALLAUDET 56: Dan Harrington made 11 of 15 shots and scored 22 points to pace the Cardinals (13-2, 5-1 Capital Athletic Conference) at DuFour Center. Tim Judge added 16 points and Matt Hilleary came off the bench to score 12 for Catholic. Jaimie Valencia scored 17 points to lead Gallaudet (3-12, 0-6).