2015 NCAA Tournament Thought & Recap: Dayton 66, Providence 53

    Dayton 66, Providence 53 It took literally all day, but a Cinderella finally stepped up. This time, it didn’t need a homecourt advantage. Dayton asserted

    March 21, 2015

    Dayton 66, Providence 53

    It took literally all day, but a Cinderella finally stepped up. This time, it didn’t need a homecourt advantage.

    Dayton asserted its will on Providence, clamping down defensively and forcing the Friars completely out of their comfort zone. Nothing came easy for Providence, and it couldn’t get to the free-throw line to try to rally back late. More importantly, Dayton quieted the critics who said the Flyers only survived the First Four because that game was played in its home arena. Dyshawn Pierre made his presence felt early, and Dayton strung together enough stops to score the only upset of Day Two of the tourney.

    Dayton head coach Archie Miller continues to gain respect with each passing game, and this might be a situation where he takes a step up during the offseason, especially if Dayton gets to the Sweet 16.

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