Dayton advances to second round at Memorial Coliseum

Iowa State fell behind by as many as 17 points against Dayton before chipping the Flyers’ lead down to seven points late, but Dayton held on to win 78-66 and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Memorial Coliseum.

The Flyers (26-6) advance to face the winner of the second game between No. 2 seed Kentucky and No. 15 seed Tennessee State on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Four different Dayton players finished in double figures, led by 20 points and six rebounds from senior guard Andrea Hoover. Ally Malott added 18 points and 12 boards.

Iowa State (18-13) was led by Nikki Moody’s 17 points and five assists.


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Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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