Hobbled Toppin carries No. 13 Dayton past VCU, 79-65

Hobbled Toppin carries No. 13 Dayton past VCU, 79-65
Obi Toppin scored 24 points on a tender ankle and led a 22-point run in the second half as No. 13 Dayton pulled away to a 79-65 victory over VCU. (Source: WWBT)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Obi Toppin scored 24 points on a tender ankle and led a 22-point run in the second half as No. 13 Dayton pulled away to a 79-65 victory over VCU.

The Flyers had lost four in a row against VCU, which was the Atlantic 10′s preseason favorite.

Toppin sprained his left ankle in the last game and moved cautiously at the outset.

He had three dunks and a 3-pointer during Dayton’s decisive run.

De’Riante Jenkins and Nah’Shon Hyland scored 16 points apiece for VCU.

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