Dayton guard Jordan Sibert hugged everyone he saw as left Tom Blackburn Court for the last time. He first embraced coach Archie Miller, then the assistant coaches, his teammates and the trainers. He even hugged the usher nearest the bench.
Jordan Sibert waves goodbye to UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
Consider Jordan Sibert’s first and last moments in games that count at UD Arena:
First: the buzzer-beat vs. IPFW, a season-saving shot considering all that happened later, a shot that made the Elite Eight possible, a shot that paved the way for all the Flyers have done in 2014-15.
Last: He leaves the court in the final minutes of a 75-59 victory against Rhode Island (photos here) as the star of Senior Night (highlights here). It’s just the way anyone would have scripted it. He’s the only senior, one of only seven players. If Saturday’s win at VCU didn’t clinch an NCAA berth for UD, this one did.
The Flyers will dance in back-to-back seasons. Sibert is a big reason why.
Five things to take from Dayton’s victory:
Jordan Sibert on way to celebrate with students. David Jablonski/Staff
1. A perfect night for Sibert.
From my game story: