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Dayton shoots way past Minnesota

ORLANDO, Fla. (KTTC/AP) -- Kevin Dillard had 19 points, Chris Johnson added 18 and Dayton hit 12 3-pointers as the Flyers rode a hot-shooting performance to an 86-70 Old Spice Classic championship game victory over Minnesota on Sunday night.

The Flyers (5-1) connected on 12 of their 27 3-point attempts and shot 46 percent overall (28 of 60).

Minnesota (6-1) played the final 17 minutes without leading scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe, who left the game after sustaining a right leg injury.

Without his defensive presence underneath, the Flyers exploited the middle of the floor both in their half-court sets and in transition.

The Golden Gophers tried to make up for Mbakwe's absence with its own outside shooting, but connected on only 7 of their 18 attempts.

Austin Hollins led the Golden Gophers, who suffered their first loss of the season, with 14 points. Julian Welch chipped in 12 for Minnesota.

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