Feb. 1, 2009
DAYTON, Ohio - The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end on Sunday as the Hawks fell at Dayton, 69-58. Senior guard Tasheed Carr led SJU in scoring for the second straight game, tallying a team-high 14 points. Senior Ahmad Nivins scored 12 points, a season-low for the standout forward, while adding 13 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season.
Saint Joseph's (12-8, 5-1 Atlantic 10) led early on, holding a 15-12 advantage with just under 12 minutes remaining in the first half on a three-pointer by Darrin Govens. A 9-0 run for Dayton (20-2, 6-1 Atlantic 10) put the Flyers ahead and UD would not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the game.
Dayton led by six at halftime, enjoying a 14-6 advantage in free throw attempts over the opening stanza. The Flyers stretched the lead to as many as 17 with 3:28 to go before the final margin settled at 11.
Saint Joseph's ended the game 18-of-18 from the free throw line, including a six-for-six effort from Garrett Williamson.
Chris Wright led the Flyers with 14 points while Marcus Johnson and Charles Little each scored 13. Govens added 11 for the Hawks, who suffered their first conference loss of the season. Dayton is off to the second best start in school history and remains unbeaten at home this season.
The Hawks return to the floor Wednesday night with a 7:00 p.m. tip-off at The Palestra against George Washington.