Scores

Final

W Illinois 58

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Dayton 87

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

    University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

    1 2 T
    WIU 38 2058
    DAY 41 4687

    Top Performers

    Western Illinois: T. Parks 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Dayton: M. Kavanaugh 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Dayton 87, W. Illinois 58

    Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Josh Benson scored 21 points and Dayton shut down Western Illinois in the second half to win 87-58 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

    The Flyers led 42-38 at halftime before outscoring the Leathernecks 10-3 in the opening minutes of the second half. Dayton led 52-41 on Kevin Dillard's layup with 14:14 remaining.

    Western Illinois was just 5 of 26 in the second half (19.2 percent), including 0 for 7 from 3-point range.

    Matt Kavanaugh and Paul Williams added 15 points each for the Flyers, and Josh Parker chipped in 11 points. Chris Johnson tallied 10 points for the Flyers, who have won six consecutive season openers.

    Dayton scored 20 points off 16 Western Illinois' turnovers, and kept the Leathernecks in the half-court game, as they were outscored 13-0 on fast breaks.

    Obi Emegano and Tommie Tyler led the Leathernecks with 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIU
    DAY
    Points 58 87
    FG Made-Attempted 20-49 (.408) 37-65 (.569)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-10 (.100) 10-26 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 3-4 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 34

    2011-12 Season

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