Archive for November, 2008

Flyers Off to 2-0 Start Before Chicago Invitational on Sunday

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

The Dayton Flyers began the 2008-2009 season Sunday night as 17 point favorites in a low scoring game barely beating Wofford 52-49 at UD Arena. 

The game was neck and neck with more than several lead changes in the game.  Wofford was up at one point by as many as eight points, while the Flyers biggest lead in the game was only 5 points. A win is a win, but this game was a concern and definitely a disappointing win considering how bad Wofford is.

On Wednesday night, Dayton regrouped and played to their potential blowing out Delaware State 62-42.  The team played well enough that even their walk-ons got to see playing time. 

It appears the current go-to player is sophmore Chris “Flight” Wright, who is averaging 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in the first two games.  He is the difference maker and this year’s Brian Roberts.  In his freshman season, Wright made the All-A-10 Freshman team, despite only playing 8 minutes in only one game in the A-10 opener before his leg injury.  When games come down to the wire this season, you will probably hear the two UD commentators Bucky and Larry saying, “Get the ball to Chris Wright.”