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January 9, 2008
No. 17 Dayton holds off No. 22 Rhode Island
DAYTON, Ohio — Brian Roberts scored 23 points and No. 17 Dayton withstood a furious second-half rally by No. 22 Rhode Island in a 92-83 victory Wednesday night in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams.
Dayton (13-1) used its depth and a balanced scoring attack to turn back the Rams (14-2), with four Flyers finishing in double figures.
Dayton led 54-41 at halftime but Rhode Island got within 73-70 with 6:34 left. Roberts then scored nine straight points and the Flyers put the game out of reach.
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