The key was shutting down Kevin Dillard, who had 16 points in the first half but only 4 in the second, and the Colonials roared back to tie the game. Isaiah Armwood delivered a slam off a missed Lasan Kromah layup to give GW the win in overtime after a Dayton three was ruled (correctly) to have come after the final buzzer.
It was an intense game, with GW shooting free throws abysmally (47.6%) while outrebounding the Flyers 42-34 and also collecting 9 steals and 6 blocks. The good guys had 5 players in double figures, a nice sight to see. Also nice to see the spring break crowd quiet the Dayton rowdies in attendance. Here's the GW official recap, pretty sweet.
GW is the #11 seed and now faces #6 seed UMass on Thursday at 9 pm in Brooklyn, here are ticket details. Students can get free tix here!
But I'll let the videos tell the tale, here's Armwood's dunk on the SportsCenter top 10 plays:
The celebration in the GW locker room when he walked in:
And a bunch more views of the dunk. I watched this over and over.