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UD falls short against Illinois State 74-73

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) reacts to his team missing a last-second, game-winning shot during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

The Flyers were back at home taking on Illinois State University, on Wednesday, Dec. 19. UD faced a physical and quick Redbird team that had them down by two at halftime. The Flyers battled through the second half and had 29 seconds to make the game-winning shot. Despite two attempts in the last 10 seconds, they could not get a shot to fall. The Flyers are now 8-3 on the season.

Even worse than the loss at home was redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard having to leave the game abruptly with about four minutes to go in the second half due to an apparent back problem. I was about five feet from him after he hobbled to the bench, and he sounded like he was in excruciating pain in his “whole back.” After a couple minutes of grimacing and cursing on the bench, he left the gym floor with team trainer Nate Seymour and did not return.

University of Dayton redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard (1) dribbles down court during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt sophomore forward Matt Derenbecker (15) drives into the lane and gets fouled during the shot by Redbird redshirt freshman guard Nick Zeisloft (15) during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) calls out to his teammates during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) shoots an off-balance jump shot during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt senior forward and center Josh Benson (2) gets fouled by Redbird senior forward Jackie Carmichael (32) during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) is blocked by Redbird senior forward Jackie Carmichael (32) during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) shoots over a Redbird defender in the closing minutes of a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) drives inside during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) shoots during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton sophomore forward Alex Gavrilovic (25) jumps in front of Redbird senior forward Jackie Carmichael during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard (1) is helped off the court by athletic trainer Nate Seymour, right, late in the second half during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Dillard did not return to the game. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt sophomore forward Matt Derenbecker (15) attempts a 3-pointer during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) reacts to his team missing a last-second, game-winning shot during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) hangs his head and walks off the court after losing a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton head coach Archie Miler walks off the court after his team couldn't make either of two last-second, game-winning shots against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

© 2012 Ethan Klosterman

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