Don’t call it a comeback.
Dayton has been here for years.
Don’t call it an upset, either.
Dayton’s one blemish on its record this season is a 29 point loss to Xavier. Let’s not overreact about that loss and now call Dayton’s win against Vanderbilt “an upset.”
Xavier is currently the 12th ranked team by the Associated Press and Ken Pomeroy’s 11th ranked squad. Loss forgiven.
Tonight Dayton completely muted the projected 11th overall pick in next Spring’s NBA Draft, Damian Jones. Dayton’s guards flew down into the paint to grab defensive rebounds late to seal victory.
Dayton rallied from down 16 to beat Vandy in their house.
Forward Kendall Pollard knocked down a late possession 3 pointer, a rare shot for him, to land the knockout punch. Pollard scored 21 points in addition to epitomizing Dayton’s grit with that shot.
Freshman center Steve McElvene also prospered with the absence of Vanderbilt big man, Luke Kornett. He registered 10 and 9.
Devin Oliver, who played on Dayton’s 2014 Elite 8 team, enjoyed the victory while overseas. He is now playing professionally in Israel, according to his Twitter bio.
The prognosticators are also prognosticating. People “in the know” know that this could be a bubble-avoiding win for more Archie Madness.