The University of Dayton men's and women's basketball teams were honored Sunday evening with a public celebration at UD Arena. Hundreds of fans packed the east side of the arena to congratulate the players and coaches for having a season that garnered national attention.
Fans came to cheer members of the 11th-seeded UD men's squad that made an improbable run in this year's NCAA tournament.
March Madness is continuing for the University of Dayton Flyers men's basketball team following Thursday night's win in a Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament game held in Memphis. Dayton's 82-72 victory will send the Flyers to the Elite Eight for the first time in 30 years.
With thrilling tournament wins over Ohio State and Syracuse already under their belts, the 11th-seeded Flyers used a smothering, aggressive defense along with an unselfish offensive effort to chop down the taller 10th-seeded Stanford Cardinal team.
Thanks, in part, to an improbable run in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, the University of Dayton has given a contract extension to head basketball coach Archie Miller. Miller's deal was announced Monday afternoon and has him coaching at UD through the 2018-19 season.
Miller has been the head coach of the Flyers since 2011 and has guided the team this year to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years.