Cincinnati 82, Dayton 75
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) _ Steve Logan scored 21 points and No. 22 Cincinnati used a suffocating full-court press to beat No. 24 Dayton 82-75 Wednesday night.
Kenny Satterfield added 20 points and made some late free throws for the Bearcats (3-1).
The Flyers, playing as a ranked team for the first time since 1974, was 5-of-9 from 3-point range in the first half, but went cold in the second, going 2-of-9. Tony Stanley scored 21 points, and Brooks Hall added 17 for Dayton, but the Flyers turned the ball over 19 times.
With Dayton (2-2) leading 56-43 with 12:54 left in the game, the Bearcats went into a full-court press, forcing several turnovers and scoring nine straight points. Cincinnati tied the game 58-58 with 8:28 left.
The Bearcats took the lead for good with 3:19 remaining on Jamall Davis’ three-point play. Dayton got within 71-70 with 2:09 to play, but Satterfield made five of six free throws to seal the game.
Cincinnati leads the series 55-28, winning 37 of the last 44 meetings. The Bearcats have won 10 straight over Dayton, last losing to the Flyers in 1989.
Dayton broke into the rankings for the first time in 26 years with victories in the Maui Invitational last week over two ranked teams _ Maryland and Connecticut, while losing to then-No. 1 Arizona.
The Bearcats, who lost Kenyon Martin, Pete Mickeal, DerMarr Johnson and Ryan Fletcher from its 29-4 team last season, came into the game off a 69-51 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.