DAYTON, Ohio -- Lucky is always better than good, but even luck can't overcome turnovers.
Cody Ellis banked home a game-tying three with 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation against the Dayton Flyers but could not overcome costly turnovers down the stretch to lose the A-10 conference opener 79-72.
"Obviously that shot was big for us and gave us momentum swing," Ellis said. "But they came out in overtime a little tougher than us, and we did not do what we needed to do."
"We made some bad decisions tonight, " coach Rick Majerus said. "And credit Dayton's defense for causing that. They are a veteran team and played with a greater degree of purpose."
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