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Flyers upset No. 4 Jayhawks in Florida

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Dayton Flyers picked up one of its biggest wins in program history. They defeated the No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks 74-73 on Friday in the ESPN Events Invitational at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida.

With the win, the Flyers improved to 3-3 on the season. The Jayhawks suffered its first loss, as they fell to 4-1.

Da’Ron Holmes II flexes after the Flyers upset the Jayhawks (Photo by Dayton Men’s Basketball/Instagram)

This is the Flyers’ first win over an Associated Press Top 5 team since February 18, 1984. Dayton defeated No. 3 DePaul Blue Devils on that day.

Mustapha Amzil got the rebound late with 15 seconds left in the game following a miss by Malachi Smith. Amzil then drove to the basket.

He took a 13-foot jumper with three seconds left in the contest. The shot bounced off of the rim, then off of the backboard, before going through the net.

This basket gave the Flyers a one-point win.

Da’Ron Holmes II led the Flyers with a team-high 16 points. He also had three rebounds, one assist, and two blocks.

Dayton had four players, who scored in double figures. Elijah Weaver and Toumani Camara had 14 points each.

Koby Brea also had 10 points.

The Flyers had 18 bench points. Brea led the reserves with the aforementioned 10 points.

Ochai Agbaji led the Jayhawks with a game-high 21 points. He also had two rebounds.

Agbaji was one of three Kansas players, who scored in double digits. Christian Braun and Remy Martin had 17 points each.

The Jayhawks had 11 bench points. Joseph Yesufu led the team with 5 points from the reserves.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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