12:11- Time for Ohio State and Dayton, Brutus and the Buckeye Cheerleaders within an Arms length, crowd filing in and seems to be more Dayton fans than Ohio State. Aaron Craft gets loudest cheer and Boo of any starters announced. “Let’s GO FLYERS” emanating throughout arena.
12:20: Dayton starts off slow then hits a big 3 to start off their scoring, pace his picked up heading into the under 16 timeout. Excellent pace to start this game, Dayton big man leaking behind Buckeye defenders.
12:30- Under 12 timeout, pace has slowed down slightly, Dayton’s interior defense having trouble with OSU’s driving guards, Dayton big men have been pretty powerful on the offense though, 17-13 Dayton.
12:40- Aaron Craft starting to make his presence known, Dayton continues to struggle top him, meanwhile Dayton’s Matt Kavanaugh leads all scoring with 7. Buckeyes up 22-21.
12:55- Incredible pace as Dayton opened up a 5 point lead. There have been no whistles since the 4 minute mark, end to end action.
12:59- Halftime at the FNC, Dayton shooting only 50% but it feels like its much higher, Only 13 minutes for big man Matt Kavanaugh but he leads the team in scoring with 9 points. On the other side Aaron Craft perfect from the field and line with 9 points as well, but he has 4 turnovers in addition. Should be a fun second half. Also the Ohio State band is killing it, they just rocked the Space Jam theme, they definitely lived up to the hype.