A sellout crowd at UD Arena watched Richmond’s ShawnDre’ Jones’ 3-pointer sail to the rim with seconds to play. If the force of collective will can bend a shot the wrong way, Jones had no chance.
Richmond’s shot at final buzzer. David Jablonski/Staff
UD hung banners at the arena a couple weeks ago that read, “Are you the sixth?”
It’s a reference to the fans being the sixth man. They are that and more. A second straight sellout crowd of 13,455 filled UD Arena on Saturday night and watched the Flyers win their 16th straight home game, 63-60 over Richmond (photos here).
This is now tied for the sixth longest home winning streak in school history. There’s been only one longer streak in the last 50 years.
Here are five things to take from Dayton’s victory, its first in A-10 play this season that hasn’t been decided by double digits.
1. Flyers are finding a way.
The lede of my game story: