Rhode Island 86, Dayton 81

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 28, 2012
Billy Baron scored a career-high 25 points as Rhode Island continued its mastery over Dayton with an 86-81 victory Saturday night. The Rams (4-18, 1-6 Atlantic 10 Conference), who had lost six straight, have won their last five meetings with Dayton (14-7, 4-3) and they ended the Flyers' eight-game home winning streak. The last time Rhode Island played at Dayton, on Jan. 26, 2010, it ended a 30-game Flyers home winning streak. After Baron's 3-pointer with 3:20 remaining tied the game for the 11th time, the Rams ran off six points to lead 81-75 with 37 seconds left. Two 3-pointers by Luke Fabrizius, both assisted by Kevin Dillard, who had a career-high 13 assists, brought Dayton within 82-81 with 16 seconds left before the Rams secured the game with free throws. Holton finished with 16 points for Rhode Island. Chris Johnson had 20 points and Fabrizius 17 for Dayton.
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