Dayton Flyers complete improbable 17-point comeback to knock off Nevada 63-60

Pictured is Koby Brea after the men’s basketball game against Nevada. Photo courtesy of UD Athletics.

Dayton came out hot with the first of five threes from Koby Brea, followed by a Brea steal leading to a thunderous DaRon Holmes II dunk to put the Flyers up 5-0. The Flyers’ offense cooled off quickly and the Wolfpack went on a run to tie the game 11-11. After a few minutes of back-and-forth offense, Nevada went on a 16 to 0 run to end the half and be up 34-25 at the half. 

The start of the second half was much of the same. Nevada would extend their lead to at most 17 points putting the game away, or so it seemed. That was until Dayton would go on an incredible 24-4 run to end the game. Leading the charge was Koby Brea knocking down 3 three-pointers. The momentum was starting to lean in Dayton’s favor and then DaRon Homes II made an and-one to put the Flyers up one with just over two minutes to play. After a string of defensive stops and two free throws by Nate Santos to ice the game, the Dayton Flyers would end up shocking the world with a massive comeback and defeating the Nevada Wolfpack 63-60.

DaRon Holmes II led the Flyers with 18 points and 9 rebounds, followed by Koby Brea with 15 points. The Wolfpack were led by Jarod Lucas with 17 points. The Flyers’ next matchup is the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday.

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