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.