Saturday’s 75-59 win against George Washington was sort of a microcosm of each senior’s career at Dayton:
- Chris Johnson led all scorers with 19 points, connecting on four three-pointers from his favorite spots in the corner. An interesting tidbit from the game – CJ is the first player in 20 years to finish his career with over 1,500 points, 800 boards and 200 3’s while shooting 80% from the foul-line. Johnson is the best all-around player I’ve ever seen in a Dayton uniform. He will be missed.
- Paul Williams had a reserved ten points. Pretty sure he shrugged after every make. PW finished the regular season shooting just 32.4% from the floor. Yikes. However, Williams isn’t the only Flyer on the roster to shoot less than 40% from the field this season.
- The other sub-40% shooter is Josh Parker, who jacked up nine shots in just seventeen minutes against GW – finishing with seven points. Parker and Williams will be in a contest to see who is forgotten the fastest. I got money on Parker.
- No one’s senior day reflected their career at Dayton more than Luke Fabrizius. Fabrizius, who lost his starting position weeks ago, was relegated to a scant eleven minutes in the blowout. Luke connected on a wide-open three, his only made basket of the game, with just over a minute to go and the place erupted like the retarded kid finally found an Easter egg. Jason McElwain was embarrassed by the crowd’s reaction.
Dayton has another matchup with GW this Tuesday at the Arena. With a win against the Colonials, UD heads to Atlantic City to face the Overlords on Friday night. That game will hold a little more intrigue than usual, as the loser heads to the NIT and the winner is likely a win against Saint Louis away from serious tournament contention.
(h/t to VJW for the CJ clip)