For Chris Johnson it was his 14th career double-double and his fourth of the season. He also scored in double figures for the fourth time in his last five games.
– Chris Johnson recorded a double-double with season-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Dayton Flyers to a 72-70 overtime victory over the Fordham Rams.
Josh Parker scored all 14 of his points in the second half and overtime as the Flyers snapped a four-game losing streak.
Matt Kavanaugh added seven points and eight rebounds, while Kevin Dillard finished with nine points and five assists without a turnover.
Dayton improved to 15-9 overall and 5-5 in Atlantic 10 play. Fordham (9-14, 2-8) lost its third straight.
Trailing by four with 2:22 to go in regulation, the Flyers (15-9, 5-5 Atlantic 10) cut it to two on a Chris Johnson put-back and then tied it on a drive by Kevin Dillard with 19.3 seconds left. Fordham called timeout with 13.6 seconds to go, but Devon McMillan’s leaner missed at the buzzer.
In overtime, Luke Fabrizius gave Dayton its first lead, 70-68, after hitting two free throws with 2:27 to go. After forcing a missed field goal, Parker extended the Flyer advantage to 72-68 with a pair of free throws as well.
The Rams knocked down two free throws on their next possession to cut the UD lead to two. After a Dillard layup attempt was blocked, Fordham's Branden Frazier missed a drive, and Johnson skied for the rebound, but he somersaulted over a teammate and was called with traveling with 3.5 seconds to go.
The Rams, though, threw away the in-bounds pass, and Josh Parker picked up the loose ball and dribbled out the clock.
For Johnson it was his 14th career double-double and his fourth of the season. He also scored in double figures for the fourth time in his last five games. Johnson shot 8-of-16 from the field, had six offensive rebounds and converted all four free throw attempts.
Fordham’s Chris Gaston led all scorers with 23 points. However, he was held scoreless the last 13 minutes of regulation and in overtime.
After being held scoreless his previous two contests, Parker broke out of a shooting slump going 3-for-7 from the field and 6-of-6 at the free throw line.
Fabrizius finished with four points, while Paul Williams added eight points and Ralph Hill chipped in with five first half points.
UD went into halftime up 32-31 despite opening the game 2-for-16 from beyond the arc. UD ended the game 8-for-31 from three-point range.
The Flyers finished the game 22-of-27 (82 percent) at the charity stripe and held a 44-42 rebounding advantage.
Dayton returns home to face the Charlotte 49ers on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET.