Memphis made a late push when two top prospects reclassified, and Gonzaga landed the No. 1 overall recruit. But neither was enough to best Michigan.
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Michigan remains atop the recruiting class rankings, but Gonzaga, LSU and Creighton added key prospects over the past few weeks.
— Landers Nolley II had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists, Lester Quinones added 15 points, all in the second half, and 10 rebounds and Memphis beat Dayton 71-60 on Saturday in the first round of the NIT Tournament.
— Ibi Watson had a season-high 25 points as Dayton got past Rhode Island 84-72 in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament second round on Thursday.
— Ibi Watson registered 14 points as Dayton edged past Saint Bonaventure 55-52 on Monday.
— Taylor Funk had a career-high 36 points as Saint Joseph’s topped Dayton 97-84 on Wednesday night.
— Jalen Crutcher recorded 19 points as Dayton easily defeated Saint Louis 76-53 on Friday night. Ibi Watson added 14 points for the Flyers, who held the Billikens to 27.5% shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Dayton opponent.
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— Fatts Russell had 20 points as Rhode Island edged Dayton 91-89 in double overtime on Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak.
— Nah'Shon Hyland and Vince Williams Jr. each scored 19 points as VCU beat Dayton 76-67 on Tuesday.
— Jalen Crutcher had 21 points as Dayton defeated George Mason 74-65 on Friday night. Ibi Watson added 20 points for the Flyers.
— Marcus Weathers had 20 points as Duquesne held on to beat Dayton 69-64 on Tuesday night.
— Ibi Watson had 22 points as Dayton topped Rhode Island 67-56 on Saturday.
— Jalen Crutcher scored 27 points and Ibi Watson added 18 to lead the Dayton Flyers to a 76-71 win over No. 22 Saint Louis Tuesday night.
— Nah’Shon Hyland had 28 points as VCU easily beat Dayton 66-43 on Saturday.
— Jalen Crutcher scored 23 points and Dayton got past George Washington 67-54 on Sunday.
— Ibi Watson registered 19 points as Dayton beat Duquesne 72-63 on Wednesday night.
— Jalen Crutcher scored a career-high 29 points with four 3-pointers to help carry Dayton to an 89-78 overtime win over Davidson Friday night.
— Chris Austin had a career-high 20 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.5 seconds left, and Fordham narrowly defeated Dayton 55-54 on Tuesday night.
— Jalen Crutcher scored a career-high 26 points and Dayton came from behind to beat George Mason 74-65 on Saturday.
— Clifton Moore hit an 18-foot jump shot with 2.5 seconds remaining to push La Salle to a 67-65 victory over Dayton on Wednesday night.