Dayton Flyers 2009-2010 Season Still A Success

The Dayton Flyers closed out their season by winning the 2010 NIT Championship against last year’s defending NCAA national champion North Carolina.  Dayton played well in the NIT and defeated Cincinnati, Illinois, Ole Miss, and UNC – 4 teams from the power conferences of the Big East, Big 10, SEC and ACC on national televison. 

Despite Dayton not meeting pre-season expectations, the team really redeemed themselves by winning the NIT tournament.  Winning the NIT was just as good as making it to the 2nd round or Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.  In fact, seniors Marcus Johnson and Kurt Huelsman played their best basketball of the season in the NIT tournament.   This maybe the last year they have the NIT before combining it with the NCAA tournament and Dayton could be remembered as the last team to win the NIT tournament.  I don’t know if the black uniforms had anything to do with their success, but I think the Flyers should continue to wear those black uniforms every game next season.

Very few college basketball teams end their season in April with a victory and I can say that I am proud of the Dayton Flyer Basketball team.

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