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Feb. 28, 2007
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Norman Plummer's 20 points led a balanced Dayton attack to lift the Flyers over Temple 73-65 in a game played Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Brian Roberts (13 points) and Marcus Johnson (11) joined Plummer in double figures, and Charles Little, Andres Sandoval and London Warren had nine points apiece.
Plummer's season-high 20 points included a perfect eight-for-eight from the line. Plummer paced an 84% night at the line (21-24) for UD. Little led
The Flyers out-rebounded the Owls 43-35, led by Little grabbing a career-high 16 boards.
The Dayton D held Temple to just 38.7% shooting from the field. TU had won its last four home games by shooting over 50% and scoring an average of 89.3 points a game.
The Flyers never trailed in the game, and opened the scoring with an alley-oop dunk from Roberts to Little. After Temple tied it 2-2, Little made one of two free throws give Dayton the lead for good.
The Flyers closed out the first half with a 5-0 run to lead 31-21 at the break. Temple scored a trey to open the second-half scoring, but UD responded and pushed its leading margin to 17 (48-31) with 11:46 to go in the game. The Owls would not go away, however, and the Flyer lead dwindled to six (64-58) with 1:23 left. Eight straight free throws - four by Plummer, two by Johnson and two by Sandoval - restored Dayton's lead to double figures.
A Temple three-pointer with 12 seconds left, and a Sandoval free throw with eight ticks remaining brought the final score to 73-65.
Roberts scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and when Temple turned more of its attention on him in the second half, the inside opened up for Plummer. Plummer scored 16 of his 20 points after intermission.
Dayton snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 17-11, and 7-8 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Dayton is in eighth place in the 14-team league. Temple falls to 12-16 and 6-9.
The Flyers will finish the regular season Saturday evening at home against Saint Louis. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The Saint Louis game is sold out, but can be heard on WHIO -AM and WHIO-FM, and can be seen in the Dayton area on WHIO-TV.
Saturday's game is Senior Night, and graduating players Monty Scott and Nick Stafford will be honored in pre-game ceremonies. At halftime, the 1967 NCAA runner-up team will be introduced as part of a team reunion on the 40th anniversary of their amazing tournament run.