DAYTON, Ohio -- Rob Lowery stole the ball for a dunk to tie the game with 2:09 to play, and Chris Johnson followed with a 3-pointer to put Dayton ahead for good, as the Flyers beat George Mason 66-62 on Tuesday night.
The Patriots (8-3) led for most of the second half, pulling to a 5-point advantage on a 3-pointer by Dre Smith with 4:41 left to play, but Dayton (12-1) went on an 11-2 run to steal the win.
The Patriots held the lead for longer than 19 straight minutes around the break, pulling ahead by as many as 7 points. They started the second half with a 35-30 lead.
It was the 27th consecutive non-conference home win for the Flyers, who have not allowed any team to shoot higher than 45 percent form the field this season.