DAYTON, Ohio – Three Flyers in double figures and a solid defensive effort gave the University of Dayton men’s basketball team a successful Atlantic 10 Conference-opening win over Duquesne, 69-57. 

Dayton was led by DaRon Holmes II, who scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds.  R.J. Blakney had a stellar night with 17 points and lockdown defense on the sixth-leading scorer in the A-10, Dae Dae Grant.  Grant was held to eight points, less than half his average of 17.9 ppg. Mustapha Amzil added 13 points and five assists.

Dayton is now 9-5 on the season, and has won its last four.  Duquesne is now 10-4 on the year.