SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Dayton's Devon Scott tipped in a missed layup with 1 second remaining and the Flyers held on to beat Texas A&M 55-53 Thursday in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
The Aggies' Alex Caruso got off a 3-pointer as time expired, but it bounced off the side of the rim.
Dyshawn Pierre led Dayton with 14 points. Kyle Davis added 10 for the Flyers (2-0), who were outrebounded 48-25 by the Aggies, including 24-4 on offense. Texas A&M didn't help itself, committing 21 turnovers that led to 20 Dayton points.
Caruso led the Aggies with 17 points. Kourtney Roberson had 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Dayton plays the winner of College of Charleston and Connecticut on Friday. Texas A&M plays the loser in the consolation bracket.