MEMPHIS – Jordan Sibert scored 18 points to lead No. 11-seed Dayton to an NCAA South Regional victory over No. 10-seed Stanford, 82-72. Kendall Pollard and Devin Oliver each scored 12 points and Matt Kavanaugh added 10.
Once Kavanaugh’s layup put Dayton ahead 20-19 with 9:33 left in the first half, the Flyers never trailed again.
With upset wins over Ohio State and Syracuse, and advancing past the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1984, Dayton will battle Florida or UCLA on Saturday for a right to reach the Final Four in Dallas.
Gary Cohen and Will Perdue called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Matt Kavanaugh hits consecutive baskets for the Dayton lead it never relinquished. Flyers lead 22-19.)
(Kendall Pollard scores back-to-back buckets as Dayton leads by 5, 26-21.)
(Devin Oliver wide open for his first basket from the left wing, a 3 is good! Flyers 37-27.)
(Jordan Sibert puts Dayton ahead 54-45 with his fourth 3-pointer of the night.)
(Sibert’s running bank shot stakes the Flyers to a 59-48 advantage. Sibert has 18 points.)
(Dayton continues to do everything it needs to do as Kavanaugh scores for a 71-60 advantage.)
(For the first time in 30 years, Dayton advances to the Elite Eight as the magical run continues in Memphis.)
(Postgame interview with Dayton’s Devin Oliver.)
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