Dayton does 11 3s, beats Miami 76-60

Freshman Daron Holmes II scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half, Elijah Weaver scored his 14 points in the second half and Dayton beat Miami 76-60 at the ESPN Events Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla – Freshman Daron Holmes II scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half, Elijah Weaver scored his 14 points in the second half and Dayton beat Miami 76-60 on Thursday at the ESPN Events Invitational.

Weaver finished 4 of 5 from distance as the Flyers reached 11 of 19. Malachi Smith, another freshman, scored 14 points with seven assists and Mustapha Amzil added three 3 points and 11 points for Dayton (2 -3).

Dayton was leading 36-25 at halftime. Miami scored the first six points of the second half, but Smith and Weaver combined to score the next 10, with two 3s from Weaver, and Dayton led in double digits the rest of the way. The Flyers ended the game with five of their last seven shots from the field.

It was Anthony Grant’s 80th career victory at Dayton.

Isaiah Wong was the only double-digit player for Miami (3-2) with 10 points. The Hurricanes were limited to 38.3% shots, including 4 of 20 3-pointers.

Dayton’s defense limited Miami to just 13 points in the first 10 minutes with 29 percent shooting.

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