Silence of the Rams

Silence of the Rams

Blackburn is out for the weekend so Mr. Vines is here checking in for duty. Truth be told no one has a clue where he is, but he did post an intriguing Instagram last night:

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As I was getting chased out of Bargo’s and down Brown Street at 6am this morning, I remembered our Daytona Fliers are currently sitting atop the A10 all by themselves. DURRELL Davis with the game winner, just as we all predicted. 9 in a row. 21-3 on the year. A curse killed. An instant classic as far as this season is concerned went down in [Sean] Kingston, Rhode Island last night, so let’s get into it.


Dayton entered last night leading the overall series 15-13, winning our last three against the Rams since losing in their house back in January 2014. Up until last night we hadn’t won a game at the Ryan Center in ELEVEN YEARS, hence the “Kingston Curse”. Tension was running at an all-time high until this #JaBOMB went off an hour before tip:

Archie was quoted before the game saying it was going to be a “street fight”, which turned out to be the best way to explain last night. The crystal ball that is KenPom.com predicted a small victory by Rhode Island prior to the game, so that along with KP out forced Archie to give young Sam Miller the start.

The Fliers shot 52% from the floor with Pierre leading the charge on 17 points. We had TWO separate eight-point leads during the game, but a strong shooting performance by the Rams (along with us giving up 18 turnovers) put those both to rest. This was one of the better defensive performances for the Flyers this season, with seven steals and five blocks ultimately making up for the Rams clawing back the entire game. Four McGlynn refused to go quietly into the night and drained 5 three-point buckets and finished with 19 points. Rhode Island had four of their starters finish in double digits with points, but our bench contributing 20 points against the 4 that came off theirs was the cherry on top.

Overall there were 17 lead changes, 3 in the last 55 seconds alone. Rhode Island took a three-point lead with 3:25 left in the game, but all hell broke loose in the game’s final minute. Pierre nailed two free-throws with 56 ticks left on the clock to put us up 64-63. Hassan Martin then proceeded to haul ass down the court and drain a three ball, putting the Rams back up 66-64.

Then seemingly out of no where, DURRELL decided to channel his previous-season self (assume he’s been reading our Tweets).

Scoochie drove down the lane to the basket, launched it out to Pierre behind the arch, who hurled it over to Baby D to give us the go-ahead score and ultimate game-winner.

The story is in the picture:

3bang

And the video:

In his post-game interview, Darrell informed us that they call the play “3-bang”.

The Rams got the ball back one last time and put the ball in McGlynn’s hands. With Kyle Davis charging at him like a bull, he missed the jumper and the game was a wrap.

Other Notes & Highlights:

– Scoochie did work last night, with 13 points and a block + steal. But the real story comes from these clips (which I’ve now watched no less than 100 times and forgave his 4 turnovers):

And also proceeded to put Bane on a pair of skates:

 

BIG game this Wednesday night against St. Joe’s. Until then, stay LOWD.

As always, feel free to send all comments/threats to me on Twitter at @KTuleta.

 

https://youtu.be/OIpK0ZplmxM

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