Kyle Davis gets tied up Friday. This was called a jump ball. David Jablonski/Staff
One game down, 29 plus to go. I wasn’t sent to the three games in Maui last season, but I expect to be at them all this season. I’m leaving Tuesday for Puerto Rico and will to sneak in some snorkel gear among all the camera equipment.
Last year, we figured Dayton would have a charmed life all season after the Sibert Miracle in the opener. Of course, I don’t think any of us figured there was enough charm in the world to get UD the Elite Eight.
What did we learn Friday in Dayton’s season-opening 76-52 victory (photo gallery here) against Alabama A&M, by far the easier of the A&Ms they’ll face in their first two games?
Here are five things we learned:
1. Darrell Davis is as good as advertised.
The freshman guard had 17 points, leading all scorers, in his UD debut. He only had two in the first half, but carried the offense early.
Here’s the lede of my game story:
Darrell Davis knows how to make an entrance. The Dayton freshman played so well Friday in his first game as a Flyer, scoring a team-high 17 points in a 76-52 season-opening victory over Alabama A&M, you might have thought the new “D” logo at center court at UD Arena stood for Darrell or Davis.