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Dayton 77, Toledo 63

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Marcus Johnson scored 21 points, including several key 3-pointers, as Dayton went ahead late in the first half and hung on to beat Toledo 77-63 Friday night.

Charles Little's dunk put the Flyers (13-1) ahead 45-30 early in the second, but Toledo (2-11) narrowed it with 13:35 left when Justin Anyijong hit a 3-pointer to cut Dayton's lead to 47-42.

Johnson responded with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Flyers another comfortable margin, and then made a layup and another 3-pointer at about the eight minute mark to stave off another Toledo threat and put Dayton ahead 60-49.

The Rockets could only get within nine the rest of the way.

Rob Lowery scored 13 points, London Warren had 11 and Little added eight for the Flyers.

Jonathan Amos scored 23 points, Anyijong had 16 and Tyrone Kent 12 for Toledo. Anyijong added 12 rebounds.