Scores

Final

Dayton 71

(12-14, 4-8 A 10)

La Salle 74

(17-7, 9-4 A 10)

2:00 PM ET, February 18, 2006

Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
DAY 34 3771
LAS 33 4174

Top Performers

Dayton: B. Roberts 24 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

La Salle: S. Smith 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

La Salle 74, Dayton 71

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Steven Smith scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half and Jermaine Thomas had 17 as La Salle beat Dayton 74-71 on Saturday for its seventh straight win.

Darnell Harris added 16 points for the Explorers (17-4, 9-4 Atlantic 10). The win assured La Salle of its first winning season in the A-10 since joining the conference in 1995-96.

Brian Roberts had 24 points for Dayton (12-14, 4-8), including 21 in the second half. Warren Williams added 11 for the Flyers, who had defeated La Salle in the last 11 meetings.

The Explorers led 34-33 at the half in a game which saw 20 lead changes -- including 15 after the break.

A long 3-point turnaround shot by Smith as the shot clock expired gave the Explorers a 62-55 lead with 6:25 left in the game, and a jumper by Sherman Diaz made it 71-63 with four minutes to go. Roberts then scored eight of the game's next nine points, cutting the lead to 72-71, but Smith's two free throws at 1:28 ended the scoring.

The Flyers had three chances to tie the score in the last 30 seconds, but could not convert.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAY
LAS
Points 71 74
FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 23-46 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 10-24 (.417)
FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 18-24 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 8

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