Crutcher's 3 in OT lifts No. 13 Dayton over Saint Louis

Crutcher's 3 in OT lifts No. 13 Dayton over Saint Louis
Dayton's Jalen Crutcher (10) has the ball knocked away by Saint Louis' Hasahn French (11) as Dayton's Jordy Tshimanga (32) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jalen Crutcher hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and finished with 21 points, lifting No. 13 Dayton to a 78-76 come-from-behind win over Saint Louis on Friday night.

Obi Toppin added 20 points for Dayton (16-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10). Ibi Watson scored 17 and Trey Landers 14.

Dayton rallied from a 12-point deficit midway through the second half to win its seventh straight game.

Javonte Perkins scored 25 points for Saint Louis (14-4, 3-2). Hasahn French added 16 points and 17 rebounds and Jordan Goodwin added 15 points and 13 boards.

Yuri Collins hit two free throws with 6 seconds left in overtime to give the Billikens a 76-75 lead ahead of Crutcher’s winner.

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Goodwin scored on a driving layup at the buzzer to force the overtime.

ONLY LOSE TO THE BEST

Both of the Flyers’ losses have come against ranked teams in overtime. They fell to No. 6 Kansas 90-84 on Nov. 27, and dropped a 78-76 decision to No. 20 Colorado on Dec. 21.

BIG PICTURE

Dayton: The comeback win kept the Flyers tied with Duquesne and Saint Bonaventure for the top spot in the Atlantic 10. All three are unbeaten in the conference.

Saint Louis: The Billikens proved they belong among the A-10 elite, despite coming up short in their biggest league game of the season,

UP NEXT

Dayton: Will host St. Bonaventure on Wednesday.

Saint Louis: Will play at Davidson on Wednesday.

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