rstineman

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Ever get the feeling that a loss is worth more than just one loss? That’s what this one might feel like for Dayton fans.
In case you were lucky enough to miss out, Dayton lost on a buzzer beater to SMU by a score of 66-64. The out-of-conference schedule is already proving to be fraught with postponements and outright cancellations. The chance to beat a good team — on your own floor, no less — is not something that comes easily this season. The Flyers had that chance and properly booted the opportunity. It’s far too early to know if this will be a body blow to Dayton’s NCAA Tournament chances come March, but it certainly doesn’t feel great right now.
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Let’s start with the elephant in the room: Jalen Crutcher was not good today. Ten points on 3-8 shooting is not what you want out of your preseason All-American guard. However…
The creativity on offense that we saw last season has run dry in the early offing this season. There is going to be an understandable adjustment...

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