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We weren't lying about Dayton being way more balanced than Syracuse

By Tim Graham

Before tonight's NCAA Tournament game between the Syracuse Orange and Dayton Flyers, we took a look at how differently each team deploys its bench.

Dayton smears minutes throughout its roster. Syracuse's starters hog most of their minutes.

No different for Dayton's 55-53 victory in First Niagara Center.

Eight Flyers played at least 12 minutes, and 11 Flyers got into the game.

Only two Flyers scored in double figures, with forward Dyshawn Pierre topping out at 14 points and guard Jordan Sibert adding 10. No other starter had more than seven points.

Six Orange players accounted for 197 of the 200 possible minutes. The five starters played at least 25 minutes apiece, with guard Tyler Ennis logging all 40 minutes, forward C.J. Fair 39 minutes and forward Rakeem Christmas 37 minutes.

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