Jordan Sibert leaves the court for the last time. Again. David Jablonski/Staff
Archie Miller stands out on the front of the Dayton men’s basketball postseason media guide with his chest puffed out, looking like Superman without a cape. The Dayton seven surround him.
From everything we’ve seen out of Archie and the Flyers the last two Marches, it’s not a stretch to call them superheros, or at least superhoopsters.
On a night with One Mooning Moment and quite a few shining ones, the Flyers had just enough gas in the tank or fuel in the legs or will in the heart to beat a Boise State team still searching for its first NCAA tournament victory after seven tries, a team unlucky enough to play a team that is almost unbeatable at home.
Here are five things to take from Dayton’s 26th victory: 56-55 over Boise.
The game winner. David Jablonski/Staff
1. Jordan Sibert is Michael Jordan.
Clutch is not his middle name. It’s not even his Twitter handle. Smooth Jordan is what he goes by on Twitter. He’s definitely smooth.
Here’s what I wrote last night after Jordan Sibert’s Second Senior Night surpassed even the perfection of his first.
Chants of “True Team” rained down from the stands in the final seconds. The Flyer Faithful came through for the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday in the First Four, willing the team to its first ever NCAA tournament victory at UD Arena.