Andres Rocks Arena

The Dayton Flyers knocked off the A-10 leading George Washington Colonials tonight 84 – 69 at UD Arena and remained perfect at home with a 13 – 0 record. Andres Sandoval scored a career-high 21 points and handled the pressure provided by the top back court in the conference.

Andres Sandoval is the Player of the Game after his unreal performance tonight against GW. Andres had 15 of his 21 points in the second half and started a run that not only the players of GW could not handle but it was also too much for Coach Hobbs to handle as he received back to back technicals. Andres also contributed 6 assists and 6 rebounds while giving up only 2 turnovers against the non stop pressure applied. What was most impressive was how he handled the team tonight and Coach Brian Gregory agreed. "I like the command he (Andres Sandoval) had on the court and he didn't have to make one basket to have that."

After shooting a whopping 77% in the first half from 3 point range (7 – 9) the Flyers only took a 2 point lead into halftime. That is where Andres, Brian Roberts (15 2nd half points), and Charles Little (8 2nd half points) took over.

Things got a little interesting with just over 6 minutes to play and the score tied at 60. Brian Roberts hit a long 3 from the top of the key and Andres went to the free throw line to shoot 2 after a foul by Travis King. After hitting his first free throw Andres turned around and gave GW guard Carl Elliott a little wink. Andres then made his 2nd free throw to put his team up 5.

George Washington would not go away and on the next possession Maureece Rice hit a 3 of his own and after a turnover by Marcus Johnson, Carl Elliott made a jumper from the elbow to knot everything back up at 65.

Charles Little put the Dayton Flyers up for good with a monster tip slam after a miss by Andres in the lane. Andres Sandoval hit his next 2 shots and put Dayton in control with a score of 71 – 65.

With George Washington fighting to stay in the game they were battling under the boards with the Flyers and Coach Karl Hobbs felt his players were fouled and rushed the court to show his displeasure to the referees. Coach Hobbs was assessed a technical foul but that did not stop his tirade and soon after he was given his 2nd technical and left the Arena very quickly after.

Dayton comes away with a very impressive victory over the league leading Colonials and will now try to earn their first victory on the road against a young St. Joseph's team in Philadelphia.

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