Bowling Green didn’t get to play the Flyers at UD Arena for more than 40 years. After the Falcons’ performance Tuesday, they might not get invited back for 100.
Jalen Robinson gets a loose ball against BG. David Jablonski/Staff
Archie Miller had one more comment as he walked out the door after his postgame press conference Tuesday: “I can’t believe it’s only Dec. 9.”
There has already been a lot of tension and stress in the Dayton coach’s life. In just over a month, the Flyers have played eight games, and all but two of them have been decided in the last eight minutes. Three games have been decided by four points or less, and the Flyers have won all of them.
The last three victories, all games you would expect Dayton to win, have been as hard as any: 66-62 at Miami, 73-64 vs. Eastern Michigan and then 56-52 Tuesday against Bowling Green (photos here).
Considering they didn’t lead for the first 37-plus minutes against the Falcons, this latest victory was probably the most improbable of the season. Here are five things we learned:
1. Archie’s had enough of the MAC.
Despite the Mid-American Conference’s best effort, or because of it, the Flyers might not be playing as many MAC schools next season. They do have a home game against Miami scheduled. Based on Miller’s comments last night, that might be it. That makes yesterday’s poll about MAC teams on this blog a little pointless. Here’s the lede of my game story: