Jordan Sibert on Saturday against the Bonnies. David Jablonski/Staff
Valentine’s Day turned into a lovefest for Dayton basketball. Another sellout crowd. Another dominant performance at home. Another case of the Flyers playing better in the worst of circumstances.
I received this email from a reader this morning after Saturday’s 75-61 victory over St. Bonaventure (photos here).
Hey, I have an idea for you, I think it is time to nickname this wonderful Flyers team this year. Playing with only 7 players is astounding especially with the success they have had this year! Playing off last year’s March madness triumphs, why not start referring to this team as the ‘Elite Seven’. Sounds cool and I think Archie and the players would love it.
I agree. I’ve used the Little Team That Could and today called them them simply the Dayton Seven. I’ve seen people call them Archie’s Ants. Elite Seven is pretty good. Magnificent Seven is an option. Let’s hope they don’t lose anyone else and become the Super Six.
We’ll tackle the nickname issue in a poll below. For now, here’s five things to take from Dayton’s 19th victory.
1. Dayton can win with six players.
From my game story:
Senior guard Jordan Sibert claimed in December the Flyers would win with five players if they had to. They almost had to Saturday at UD Arena.