Mustapha Amzil saved the day on Friday as he lofted a buzzer beater for a 74–73 victory over No. 4 Kansas, marking Dayton’s first AP top-five win since 1984.
The ahead snagged an offensive with 5 seconds to go and tried to dribble into an open pocket, a Jayhawk defender not giving him a lot room. With a second to go, Amzil lofted a shot, watching because it bounced off of the rim to the backboard earlier than touchdown softly by means of the online.
The Flyers’ bench cleared as coaches, gamers and workers rushed onto the court docket to crowd Amzil.(*4*)
The ahead scored solely 4 factors on Friday as he got here off the bench, snagging 5 rebounds within the course of. Daron Holmes II led the Flyers with 16 factors, whereas Toumani Camara and Elijah Weaver scored 14 apiece as they powered again from a 10-point halftime deficit.
In the meantime, Kansas’s Ochai Agbaji led the sphere with 21 factors whereas Remy Martin and Christian Braun tallied 17 apiece. The remainder of the Jayhawks squad did not rating within the double digits, the subsequent highest level complete being 5.
The winner of Iona-Belmont will play Dayton within the ESPN Occasions Invitational title recreation. In the beginning of the match, Miami, North Texas, Drake and Alabama stuffed the bracket, slowly picked off one after the other.
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