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Davidson hands No. 22 Dayton first A-10 loss

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:38 AM Davidson, NC ( - Davidson showed Tuesday its high-powered offense can light up the scoreboard against stingy defenses too.

Peyton Aldridge hit four of the Davidson's 12 3-pointers and the Wildcats snapped Dayton's eight-game wining streak and handed the 22nd-ranked Flyers their first A-10 loss in a 77-60 drubbing at Belk Arena.

Davidson (13-4, 4-2 A-10) did not hit its season average of 82.4 points, but only because it took its foot off the gas after building a healthy lead.

Aldridge finished with 22 points, Tyler Kalinoski chipped in with 21 and Jordan Barham, who started in place of an injured Jack Gibbs, added eight.

Jordan Sibert and Kendall Pollard carried Dayton (15-3, 5-1) with 23 points apiece, but the Flyers committed 16 turnovers and for the first time all season had no answers on the defensive end.

Davidson essentially led wire-to-wire, building a 23-13 lead about seven minutes in after an Aldridge 3-pointer capped a 10-1 run.

Sibert kept the Flyers close for a brief period, as his three-point play cut the deficit to 28-25 near the midway point, but the Wildcats were too much from long range.

Oskar Michelsen hit one of his three first-half 3-pointers for a 40-27 cushion, and it was a 45-33 difference at the break.

Opponents were scoring just 58.1 points against the Flyers coming in, and the Wildcats hit that mark with over 13 minutes to play.

The margin was double-digits the entire second half, and an Aldridge triple fittingly gave Davidson its biggest lead at 64-47 just inside nine minutes left.

Game Notes

Michelsen scored 11 points ... Davidson improved to 9-1 at home ... Dayton was averaging 73.5 points during its eight-game winning streak ... Dayton was seeking its first 6-0 start to league play since the 2003-04 season ... These programs were meeting for the first time since 1973.