Thursday March 20, 2008

Campus Report Mar 20, 2008

Flyer basketball men and women are both seeing post-season play and the women are celebrating their best season in program history.

Flyer basketball men and women are both seeing post-season play, with the men beating Cleveland State on Wednesday, March 19 to advance to the second round of the NIT, and the history-making women gearing up for their first round WNIT game on Thursday, March 19.

Continuing its best season in program history, the Flyer women's team will play at Bowling Green at 7 p.m. The game between the Flyers and Falcons can be followed with Gametracker and FREE Live Audio at www.DaytonFlyers.com.

The UD women are in the midst of their best season in modern history with a program record 25 victories. The Flyers were tied for fourth in the Atlantic 10 standings and advanced to the A-10 Semifinals for only the second time ever under the direction of 2007-2008 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year Jim Jabir.

The UD women's team earned its first ever votes in the AP Top 25 Poll this season and won 16 consecutive games at one point, which was the longest winning streak in school history.

The men's team (22-10) advanced to play at No. 2 Illinois State at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 24. The game will be televised on ESPNU (channel 114 on Time-Warner cable).

ISU defeated Utah State 61-57 on March 19.  Senior Brian Roberts scored 21 points to lead third-seeded Dayton to a 66-57 win over No. 6 Cleveland State in the first round of the NIT at UD Arena.

It's been a banner year for UD athletics. Football won the Pioneer Football League title, finishing 11-1. Volleyball wrapped up its season 33-2 and was ranked as high as 12th in the nation. The team won the Atlantic 10 conference championship for the fourth time in five years and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Women's soccer finished 13-4-4 and reached the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The men's squad, 10-4-5, lost to national runner-up UMass on penalty kicks in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament