WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Davis scored 25 points with seven 3-pointers and Dayton overcame a huge deficit to edge George Washington 72-66 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win.
Justin Mazzulla scored eight of his 11 points early as George Washington sprinted out 18-4. The Colonials made their first six shots, including four from beyond the 3-point arc, and led 33-11 midway through the first.
Dayton (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic 10) trimmed the gap to 40-30 by halftime and outscored the Colonials 27-9 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to lead 57-56. Davis began and ended the run with 3s.
The Flyers led 68-61 with 42 seconds left but George Washington (5-10, 1-1) cut into that with a Mazzulla 3-pointer and a pair of Javier Langarica free throws making it a two-point game. The Flyers sealed it with four straight free throws.
Tre Landers added 12 points and seven rebounds for Dayton. Jalen Crutcher had eight points and 11 assists.
DJ Williams led the Colonials with 20 points, Maceo Jack added 13.