DAYTON, Ohio (AP) –Obi Toppin scored 22 points and led an opening 17-point spurt as No. 6 Dayton surged to an 81-67 victory over Rhode Island, dominating a match-up of the Toppin brothers and the Atlantic 10’s top teams.
Both teams brought double-digit winning streaks into a chippy game that included seven technical fouls. Dayton got the better of it in every way, winning its 13th in a row. Toppin had a double-double with 10 rebounds. Fatts Russell had 19 points for Rhode Island, which had a 10-game winning streak snapped.