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7:07 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

NCAA First Four To Stay In Dayton Through 2018

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Dayton has been selected to host the men’s First Four NCAA basketball games from 2016-2018, continuing a  run as the host of the tournament tip-off games for a total of 18 consecutive years. NCAA committee chair Scott Barnes says the choice to keep the tournament's opening games in Dayton is a reflection of the city's passion for the game and past success as a First Four host.

“When you think about Dayton’s track record in hosting the First Four and the community and how they’ve embraced this event since its inception really, it’s just been remarkable,” he said.

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11:09 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

UD Prepares Bid For Next First Four Games In Dayton

UD upset Syracuse in Buffalo to Enter the 'Sweet Sixteen' in March
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The University of Dayton is preparing its bid to bring the NCAA First Four men’s basketball games back to Dayton. Last season, the Dayton Flyers went to the Elite Eight for the first time in 30 years. The First Four games and the Flyer’s recent success highlight the growing economic impact of UD basketball for the city. 

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6:11 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Dayton Flyers Head To Elite Eight

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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.

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Sports
9:19 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Dayton Flyers’ Sweet Sixteen Return Inspires Big Spending

The Flyers upset Syracuse 55-53 in Buffalo Saturday.
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The Dayton Flyers are headed to Memphis Thursday—and so are a bunch of excited University of Dayton fans. The Flyers will play Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen after two upset wins in the NCAA men’s basketball playoffs last week, the first time in 30 years the Flyers have made it that far in the playoffs.

 

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8:43 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

March Madness: UD Flyers Defeat Buckeyes In NCAA Tournament

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The University of Dayton men's basketball team pulled off a major upset in the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, beating Ohio State University in Buffalo, New York.

Dayton guard Vee Sanford sank a running jump shot with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game to give Dayton a 60-59 lead over the Buckeyes.

  

Ohio State's star player, Aaron Craft missed a contested layup at the buzzer that allowed Dayton to advance in the tournament and move on to the third round.

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