Saturday night, the Dayton Flyers provided all of the action needed in the Third Round to make this day that much more memorable as they knocked off the Syracuse Orange 55-53, earning them a trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.
In order to complete the upset, they had to make all the plays down the stretch, which they certainly did. Sort of like this heads up play from Tyshawn Pierre to save a possession.
Still, it wasn’t all that easy at the end as, after a missed free throw and time running out on the clock, the ball was in the hands of the last person for Syracuse that Dayton would have wanted–Tyler Ennis. But, unlike oftentimes this season, Ennis wasn’t able to perform the miracle, and the Sweet 16 dream for the Flyers became a reality.
And nothing but joy and adulation for the hard-working Dayton Flyers…
Saturday got off to a slow start with some rather underwhelming contests, but hand it to the Dayton Flyers. They are sending the night out with a bang.